Vijay Sethupathi-Trisha starrer 96 producer has run into trouble with Nadigar Sangam. The association has asked its members not to cooperate with producer S Nandagopal.
In the statement, it was mentioned that Nandagopal is yet to settle pending remuneration for Vishal in Thupparivaalan, Vikram Prabhu in Veera Sivaji and Vijay Sethupathi in 96.
The statement said further: “Though actors sacrifice their remuneration for the release of the film, a few producers are trying to cheat our members.”
The South Indian Artistes Association also said: “To put a full stop to such incidents in future, we at Nadigar Sangam request our members to not associate themselves with such production houses.”
Members of the Nadigar Sangam have hence been directed to unconditionally boycott any production venture of Madras Enterprises henceforth.
“When a film faces a financial crisis during its release time, understanding the plight of the producer, many actors come forward and agree to take their pending salary later for the smooth release of the film. But, we started realising that we actors are taken for granted for our good deeds and these production houses and producers develop a tendency to dodge and not paying our dues,” the Sangam said.
Responding to the allegations, Nandagopal said he had all dues for actors who were part of his production ventures and sought the intervention of Producers Council. He also said he would approach Competition Commission of India against Nadigar Sangam.