Siddarth slams special permission for Vijay and other films

Siddharth has expressed displeasure over the Tamil Film Producers Council allowing units of four movies, including Vijay’s upcoming flick, to carry out shooting during strike period.

The actor, who is also a producer, said, “Every single film is an equal challenge in today’s brutal cinema marketplace. If these special permissions to shoot are given to one, please give them to all producers.”

He further tweeted: “We are all the same. In the absence of equality and unity, god save us. #TamilCinema #Strike.”

Karunakaran and Manobala have also criticized TFPC granting special permission to selected film units, which are Thalapathy 62, Nadodigal 2, Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal and an untitled film of 18th Cross Pictures.

In his statement, producer J Satish Kumar raised questions on TFPC’s partiality for Thalapathy 62 because the film has big names like Vijay, Murugadoss and Sun Pictures.

“Actor #Vijay ‘s shooting is happening now at Victoria Hall. Where is our unity? How can our council give spl permission? I strongly oppose this decision. Don’t split up,” he said.

However, TFPC treasurer S.R. Prabhu said four films were given permission for valid reasons.

“We have already explained the reasons behind it. In the case of Vijay’s film, a majority of the crew members are from Andhra Pradesh and they have been staying in Chennai for the shoot. And since only a couple of days remain for the schedule to get over, they were allowed to shoot,” he added.