There is a split in Tamil Film Producers’ camp, a section of producers and directors say that Anbu Chezhian is a merciless money demon and others praise him as Tamil film industry’s messiah.
On Friday, producers and distributors including Kalaipuli S Thanu, Amma Creations T Siva, Manobala, Devayani, S Pictures Srinivasan, Mannan, Elred Kumar and Vijay Antony denied all the allegations against Anbu Chezhiyan. Elred Kumar was furious against media houses for reporting sensational news for hits and TRP, “Like any other field, you should apply investigative journalism. Without proper verification, media shouldn’t publish anything and reporters should understand that their news will influence cops and judiciary”, said Elred Kumar.
Thanu said that Anbu is a fine gentleman, “I settled the money that I owed him, only two days after Kabali release, abd he also helped for the release of Lingusamy’s Rajini Murugan”, said Thanu.
Vijay Antony said “The term ‘Kanthuvatti’ doesn’t exist in Tamil cinema. I’m here to speak the truth, my condolences are with Ashok Kumar’s family. My dad committed suicide and I know the suffering of my mother post his death. But whatever people say about Anbu is not true, he advised me not to produce films and asked to continue as a music composer in the industry by explaining all the issues which a producer should undergo. Later, I convinced him to fund me and he readily helped to produce ‘Naan’. I don’t speak much at any event, even at the recent audio launch of mine, I only thanked everyone but this is the time to clarify things”, said Vijay Antony.
There were reports that Anbu tortured Devayani and her husband Rajakumar during Kadhaludan release, but both of them said that those are baseless rumors and heaped praise on Anbu Chezhiyan.