Complaint against STR in Producers Council

Producer Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green has reportedly filed a complaint against STR aka Simbu in the Tamil Film Producers Council.

According to reports, STR joined the sets of Mufti remake for the first schedule but producer Gnanavel Raja was upset with the actor’s unpunctual attitude.

Only recently, Gnanavel Raja filed a complaint against Kamal Haasan and alleged that the actor-politician had borrowed Rs 10 crore during the financial tussle of Uthama Villain.

“At that time, Kamal had promised me that he would be acting and directing a film within a budget of Rs 40 crore (including the borrowed Rs 10 crore) for Studio Green,” he said.

Alleging that Kamal did not show any interest in commencing the proposed film, Gnanavelraja approached the Tamil Film Producers Council to get back his Rs 10 crore.

Following this, the office of the actor-politician has denied the allegation and said legal action would be initiated against those who make allegations against Kamal.

In a statement, N V Narayanan, CEO of Raaj Kamal Films International (RKFI), has said, “Nothing can be farther from the truth and all such allegations are made by people with certain vested interests. It is blatantly false and Mr Gnanavel Raja did not pay any money to Mr Kamal Haasan as being alleged.”

“Mr Kamal Hassan had agreed to allot his dates for Tirupathi Brothers and had agreed to make himself available for story discussion in the second week of May 2015. In spite of RKFI’s follow up, Tirupathi Brothers did not revert on this matter after that,” he said further.

Narayanan added: “RKFI had got into an arrangement with Tirupathi Brothers to produce Uttama Villain on a first copy basis. Raaj Kamal completed all its obligations and handed over the first copy to Tirupathi Brothers as agreed. So there is no basis to say that Mr Gnanavel paid Mr Kamal Haasan to get the film released.”

He concluded the statement by saying: “The news is instigated now to deliberately tarnish the image of Mr Kamal Haasan. RKFI is evaluating legal options to proceed against those who are deliberately and mischievously planning to defame Mr Kamal Haasan’s and RKFI’s reputation.”