Actor Amala Paul in a statement released on Thursday on Twitter, has announced that she is no longer a part of the Tamil movie tentatively tilted "VSP33" (Vijay Sethupathi's 33rd film), after the makers alleged that the actor is not "production-friendly". Amala, who is awaiting the release of her much talked about film Aadai, has questioned the nature of such an allegation and in her statement has recounted her many experiences of having to let go her salary because of budget constraints.
The actorâs upcoming film Aadai has created a furore in Kollywood because the promo has a nude shot of hers. The character Amala plays is touted to be a game changer in her career. Amala Paul, in her statement, has accused the producer of "VSP33", Rathienavelu Kumar, of throwing her out of the film after watching the teaser of Aadai.
âItâs just a patriarchal, egoistic, traditional mind-set of Chandarra Arts Production (production house of "VSP33") that this is happening right after the release of Aadai Teaser and my image is sabotaged with multiple baseless rumours that are mischievously being floated around in the industry,â Amala writes.
Amala has further written that she was sent a message by the producer stating that he doesnât want her in the film while she was shopping for clothes and deciding on the styling for 'VSP33' while bearing the cost all by her herself.
Accused of not being production-friendly, the actor has pointed out multiple instances where she compromised on her salary and agreed to stay in humble accommodations due to the budget issues faced by the production houses.
From Bhaskar Oru Rascal to Adho Andha Paravai Poley and Aadai, Amala says that each time she has kept the interests of her film ahead of her and that she is doing only one movie at a time in order to "quench her quest to make quality cinema".
Calling the makers "pseudo cinema punters" who do not value the emotional investment of an actor towards a film, she further says that Tamil Nadu will have better cinema only if this large set of traditional, patriarchal production houses changed their mind-set.
âItâs time that someone stood up and I am ready to face this behemoth issue that is plaguing us, just as David and Goliath,â the actor adds.
Making evident her grave disappointment, Amala also makes it clear that no harm is intended to Vijay Sethupathi and that she is still a huge fan of the actor.
Her upcoming flick Aadai is expected to release next month and reports say that the film is based on real life investigative cases. Amala Paul was last seen in the Tamil investigative thriller Ratsaasan.