JSK Satish seeks interim stay on 'Ilaiyaraaja 75' planned by Tamil Film Producers' Council
Producer JSK Satish has sought a stay on the Ilaiyaraaja event that is scheduled to happen on February 2 and 3 at the YMCA Grounds in Royapettah, Chennai. The event is to commemorate the maestro’s 75th birthday and raise funds for the Tamil Film Producers Council.
The reason cited by the producer for seeking a stay is regarding the financial irregularities within the Producers Council.
In an interview to the Silverscreen, JSK Satish had reportedly said, “In 2009, when Rama Narayanan was the president, the council had a deposit fund of Rs 3.5 crore. During Thanu’s period there was Rs 7.5 crore. But after Vishal took over, the general body meeting did not happen and we are blind about the fund.”
He also asked, “Currently the council has only Rs 30 lakh. Now, during the elections, they are spending the money saying they will refund it with the amount they get from the event. But, what is the agenda? How will they collect the money? In the future if they say that they couldn’t make the refund, then what will happen to the deposit? How will it be replaced?”
All that JSK Satish and his team of supporters want for now is to have the amount deposited immediately and then proceed with the show. He also pointed out that there is nothing personal against Ilaiyaraaja or the TFPC President Vishal.
On the defense, Vishal and his team have told during the court hearing that the event is conducted just to raise funds and repay the deposit amount.
Vishal, Vijay Sethupathi, Arya, and Karthi will take part in the event along with Jayam Ravi, Jiiva, Vishnu Vishal and others. Also, many top stars have purchased tickets for the show in large numbers to raise funds.
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