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Siddharth slams Producers Council

Siddharth slams Producers Council

Siddharth has hit out at a move by Tamil Film Producers Council, to allow the shoot of four films, at a time when the industry is on strike.

“Every single film is an equal challenge in today’s brutal cinema marketplace. If these special permissions to shoot are given to one, please give them to all producers,” the actor-producer said in a tweet.

The ‘Boys’ and ‘Nuvvostanante Nenodattana’ actor added: “We are all the same. In the absence of equality and unity, god save us. #TamilCinema #Strike.”

Teams of the upcoming film of actor Vijay, ‘Nadodigal 2’, ‘Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal’ and a yet untitled film of 18th Cross Pictures were allowed to shoot by the TFPC amid strike.

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.

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