Actor Vishal has landed in another controversy. In an interview with a leading Tamil magazine, when asked about the Producers’ Council and its members, he said that the council had not taken good measures against piracy or tackled the problem of satellite rights.
He said that the Producers’ Council needed unselfish members who would solve issues with an open mind, according to The New Indian Express.
Following the statement, the Producers’ Council called for an immediate meeting. Producer Suresh Kamatchi told TNIE, “Vishal has to apologize for what he said. How can he say that if we have issues related to payments etc. we organize meetings with snacks on the table? Also why would he say that every producer was unhappy with the Council’s office bearers? Of late, he has been giving interviews in a way that stirs problems.”
Kamatchi also said that earlier Vishal had complained about the Nadigar Sangam and taken over it, does Vishal want to do the same with the Producers’ Council, he asked.
The Producers’ Council claimed that he was trying to do this for attention. At the Producer’s meeting, Kalaipuli Thanu said that no producers have earned profits working with Vishal and he should not have said something like this. He also added that he should be educated on how to talk to people.
However, Vishal has been trying to eliminate piracy and has also been asking people in the industry to work towards it.