With the South Indian Artistes Association (Nadigar Sangam) asking actors not to cooperate with producer Nandagopal, the ’96’ and ‘Thupparivalan’ producer has decided to approach the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
In a statement, the Sangam said, “When a film faces a financial crisis during its release time, understanding the plight of the producer, many actors come forward and agree to take their pending salary later for the smooth release of the film.”
It stated further: “But, we started realising that we actors are taken for granted for our good deeds and these production houses and producers develop a tendency to dodge and not paying our dues. Under these circumstances, members of Executive Committee met and decided not to cooperate with such producers. To start with, we have advised our members not to attend or collaborate with any of their events or films by Madras Enterprises.”
It said Nandagopal’s Madras Enterprises had apparently failed to honour their remuneration commitments to actor Vishal for acting in ‘Thupparivalan’, and to Vikram Prabhu for starring in ‘Veera Sivaji’.
Following this, Nandagopal has said he had paid all dues to actors who had worked in his films and added he would approach the CCI to seek justice.