Will any actor ever say, that two of his forthcoming releases will bomb big time at the box-office? No self respecting actor who cares for his producer will say that, but there are exceptions to the rule.
Jai of Subramaniapuram fame went ballistic in an interview to an English newspaper where he is quoted as saying- “I’m someone who does not hesitate to state facts. For instance just as I say Vamanan will do well, I know for a fact that two of my future projects will flop. One will not last for more than a week in the theatres, while the other won’t last for more than a fortnight.”
This has stirred a hornet’s nest in Kollywood especially among producers of his films. Please note the actor is doing four films at the moment- Vamanan, Aval Peyar Thamizharasi, Adhe Neram Adhe Idam and Arjunan Kadhali, out of which he has only good words of Vamanan. It clearly means he is sure that two of the other three films are going to be sure flops!
The buzz is that the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC), will ask for an explanation from the erring actor. Three of the four producers of Jai want action to be taken against him for “making such irresponsible and damaging statements about his own films.” Everybody is unanimous that some kind of strictures or severe action should be taken against the actor.
Now it looks almost certain that Nadigar Sangam will take action against the actor, because they feel an actor has no right to pass adverse comments on the films he has signed on his own. Said a top actor: “I definitely feel Jai crossed all limits by saying two of his films which are due for release will surely flop. What was he doing when the story was narrated to him? Why did he then sign up all these films? The TFPC is within its rights to take action against him.”
The reports coming from TFPC is that Jai will be asked to complete the four films he is doing and then only he can start any new film. This clearly means that Venkat Prabhu’s Goa where he is playing an important role and shoot was to start from March 12, will now be delayed indefinitely.