Vishal, who had promised to curb piracy in the film industry, has been working towards this goal right from the day he took over as President of the Tamil Film Producersâ€™ Council.
The actor â€“ producer won the Producers Council elections hands down and within a couple of days of being elected the President, came up with the announcement that an anti-piracy cell would be created to curb piracy. Piracy and especially online piracy have been bogging the film industry for several years now and the newly elected team is working vigorously to put an end it.
In yet another attempt to stop piracy, Vishal has announced a Rs. 1 lakh reward for anyone giving information about newly released films being copied at the theatres through mobile phones, cameras and other devices. This reward is sure to halt the process of making pirated CDs, say sources. It may be mentioned here that director Mysskin has been appointed as the Chief of the anti-piracy cell.
Vishal had been raising his voice against the piracy issue for several years now and claims that no worthy action had been taken by the producers to put an end to it. He also levelled several allegations which resulted in him being debarred from the Producersâ€™ Council. The actor-producer waged a legal battle to get back into the Producersâ€™ Council and eventually went on to win the elections to be elected as the President of the very Council that once threw him out.
Despite being busy with his roles as the General Secretary of the South Indian Film Artistes Association and the President of the Tamil Film Producersâ€™ Council, Vishal has a slew of films in his kitty including Thupparivalan, Irumbu Thirai, and the Malayalam film, Villain, which will mark his debut in the Malayalam film industry.
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