With the shooting of ‘Vijay-62’, directed by A R Murugadoss, happening amid the ongoing film industry strike, many have expressed displeasure over it.
Producer J Satish Kumar said: “Actor Vijay’s shooting is happening now at Victoria Hall. Where is our unity? How can our council give spl permission? I strongly oppose this decision. Don’t split up.”
With director A Venkatesh and others too raising the issue, the Tamil Film Producers Council came out with an explanation.
In a statement, the association’s secretary S S Durai Raj said, “As announced by us, our decision is to stop film shoots in Chennai from 16 March and units who are camped outside the city can continue shooting till March 23. Though various production houses approached us to exempt their films, we ordered them to stop the shoot on March 16.
But Sun Pictures and three more producers including 18th Cross Pictures, Samuthirakani, and Anto Joseph explained their situation to us and after carefully examining their request, we permitted them to shoot for two to three days.
Regarding AR Murugadoss-Vijay’s film with Sun Pictures, the team has hired 30% of stunt members from Hyderabad and they also told us that it’s tedious to get the action choreographer’s (Ram-Lakshman) dates so we allowed them to conduct the shoot for another three days”.