Bala’s B-Films on Tuesday evening released a "reality teaser" of Paradesi, which has created a furore on social networking sites.
The 40 second teaser shows Bala in the director`s seat shouting and whipping his actors to perform and enact the scene as per his instructions.
National award winning editor Praveen tweeted: "Such a shame seeing actors getting beaten up for the sake of cinema. It`s absurd and totally not worth it." Leadingproducer Udhayanidhi Stalin said: "I decided not to watch the reality movie! I should be building temples for M Rajesh sir & SR Prabhakaran sir!"
KSY director Balaji Mohan tweeted: "Humbly request Paradesi team to take down this `reality` teaser as it spoils the chance of this film. It has to take Tamil Cinemamore national & global."
In defense of Bala, his Paradesi heroine Vedhika tweeted: "Tweeple it`s just the making video where Bala sir is enacting the shot, very evident from the video."
Anandmurthy of B-Studios, Bala`s right hand man said: "When people choose their path to walk the way they want, they should be complaining, not us I guess!"
Anyway the controversy has given an added boost to Paradesi which is releasing big on March 15 worldwide.