(This article is authored by Alar)
The Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) has reportedly issued a warning to five popular actors in Kollywood for their non-cooperation and involvement in controversies. The actors are Simbu, Vishal, SJ Surya, Atharva and Yogi Babu, who have allegedly received advance payments from producers but failed to allot dates for shooting and dubbing. The council has also asked the producers to consult them before signing any contracts with these actors.
According to sources, the TFPC has received several complaints from producers against these actors for various reasons. For instance, Ishari Ganesh has filed a complaint against Simbu for not completing three projects with Wales, while Studio Green Gnanavel Raja has filed a complaint against SJ Surya for not returning the advance amount for his film Iravaakaalam.
Similarly, KP Films Balu has lodged a complaint against Vishal for not completing his film Thupparivaalan 2, and producer Mathiyazhagan has filed a complaint against Atharva. In addition, many producers have also complained about Yogi Babu, who is currently in high demand as a comedian, for not giving priority to their films.
The council has decided to initiate a dialogue with these actors and seek an explanation for their behaviour. If the actors fail to give a satisfactory response, they may face serious consequences, including a possible red card from the council. A red card means that the actor will be banned from acting in any Tamil film until the issue is resolved. This could affect the careers of these actors, who have many projects lined up in the industry.
The TFPC, headed by N Ramasamy, convened a general body meeting recently where they passed several resolutions regarding the welfare of the producers and the industry. The council also discussed the possibility of taking legal action against the previous management led by Vishal for alleged misappropriation of funds. These developments have created a stir in the Kollywood fraternity.