Vishal, actor-producer, who is the general secretary of the Nadigar Sangam, has been removed from the Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC), of which he is a member.
This decision comes after the actor refused to apologise for speaking ill of the council in a certain interview.
The Producer Council had objected to Vishal’s answers to questions about the Producers Council in his interview to a leading Tamil magazine in August 2016. The Council has been alleging that Vishal speaks and behaves in such way that will spoil the harmony among its members and had issued a notice to him seeking explanation.
Reacting to his suspension on Monday, Vishal said that he was more surprised than shocked at having been suspended for his comments.
“I made those comments colloquially in the interview. Actor Karunas made similar comments, will they take same action against him? I will face this legally,” he said and added that his team would contest in producers council polls.
“I don’t have any personal enmity with TFPC president Kalaipuli S. Thanu. It is my democratic right to raise questions. The producers council must come together as a group, a single unit, to see how the business of Tamil film industry can grow,” he said.