Tamil actor and producer Vishal, who was earlier accused of being involved in piracy and being a part of Tamilrockers, has reportedly been arrested by Chennai Police in Teynampet. Vishal, who is the president of Tamil Film Producers Council, is said to have tried to break the lock of the producer’s council building at Teynampet, which had been locked by a group of producers.
Sify Movies had reported that producer AL Azhagappan has alleged that Vishal is part of Tamilrockers, a group involved in piracy of movies, and that he is also not happy with the way that he is working.
“I’m hearing reports that Vishal is involved in a lot of criminal activities. A few say that he also has a share in the piracy website Tamilrockers,” Sify quoted Azhagappan as saying.
“The Kannada producers council will not allow a Tamil film to get dubbed in Kannada but Vishal is releasing KGF on his own in Tamil Nadu. Members of the council have many questions for Vishal and when they tried to ask him in the last general body meeting, he escaped without addressing any important topics.
“The current office bearers like Gautham Menon and Prakash Raj are not attending any council meeting. Vishal has not come to the council for last seven months, and how will TFPC perform its duties when the office bearers are disorganized?” asked Azhagappan, who also said that there are more than 300 members who are upset with the performance of Vishal and his team.
According to Filmi Beat, a recent report by Indiaglitz.com said that a number of producers have accused Vishal of misappropriation of funds of the producer’s council, and that they are unhappy with his decision to remove restrictions on the number of movies released in a day.
On misappropriation of funds, Vishal, who is also the General Secretary of the organization of the Tamil artists known as Nadigar Sangam, is believed to have said that the accounts will be submitted during the upcoming General Body Meeting. He also claimed that the other producers are trying to stop one of the upcoming fund raising programs.
Upset with the way things have been going, members closed the premises of TFPC in Chennai, and are now planning on forming a new committee that will oppose Vishal’s team.