Popular Tamil film director and producer Gautham Vasudev Menon has posted a condolence message on Sasikumar’s co-producer Ashok Kumar’s demise. “Ashok, I know that your death would control the heartless money demon but we all wish that you should’ve lead this protest alive”, posted Gautham Vasudev Menon on Twitter.
On Tuesday, Ashok ended up his life by hanging himself at his residence in Valarasavakkam, Chennai. In an emotional note, Ashok blamed financier Anbu Chezhiyan as the main reason behind his suicide.
Sasikumar also lodged a police complaint on Ashok’s suicide and special teams have been formed to arrest Anbu Chezhiyan, who was also responsible for the suicide of director Mani Ratnam's brother and popular producer G Venkateswaran. Sources say that several producers have borrowed money from Anbu on high interest rates and later experienced the mental agony given by the merciless financier.