Even as the police are searching for film financier Anbuchezhian, who is said to be the reason behind the suicide of producer Ashok Kumar, many in the industry have extended support to him.
In a video, Devayani explains that along with her husband, she had obtained financial help from Anbu for Kadhaludan, a 2003 movie, in which she had co-starred with actor Murali.
“I met him only while handing over the first copy; he had sent us money even without us meeting him. We wrapped up the movie in time, and paid him back, too,” she said.
She added: But whenever we met, he has always been a gentleman, and was very sweet. He respects us and we respect him, too. I recently visited him as part of our campaign for Producer Council elections.”
Vijay Antony said, “Director Sasikumar is a good human. I am deeply worried by the loss of his kin Ashok Kumar. Ashok Kumar shouldn’t have taken his life leaving his family in a helpless situation.”
He added: “For the past six years I have been regularly taking money as loan from Producer / Film Distributor Anbuchezhian and repaying it promptly. He has never misconducted himself. He has been portrayed in an exaggerated manner.”
Director Sundar C, actor Subbu Panchu and producer T Siva too have supported Anbu.