Red card against Vijay!

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 02, 2006 04:14 hrs

About a week back we had reported that Vijay was facing a ban on his films from the powerful Tamil Film Exhibitors Association (TFEA) who controls almost 1750 theatres in the state.

Now TFEA has banned his films because Vijay and his dad S.A.Chandrsekharaa had refused to compensate the loss of Rs 4.5 Crore suffered by theatre owners caused by the one-day delay in releasing Aathi!

Aathi was Vijay’s home production and according to TFEA the father and son made a cool Rs 17 Crore by selling theatrical rights. The cost of production of the film was just Rs 4 Crore without including Vijay’s salary.

Said a spokesperson of TFEA: “In the past actors including Rajnikanth (Baba) and Kamal Hassan (Mumbai Xpress) had made reimbursement to exhibitors after their films flopped. But in the case of Aathi father and son are plainly refusing to pay back the losses from the MG that they got from the distributors!”

Anyway after making a huge profit of Rs 13 Crore from Aathi, SAC and Vijay has decided not to produce any film in the near future!

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