The director, recognized for his movies starring Vijay Sethupathi, who walked out of the biopic following opposition, alleged makes an attempt had been being made to drive a wedge between him and the actor
In what appears to be a fallout of the controversy over Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan’s biopic ‘800’, Tamil cinema director Seenu Ramasamy on Wednesday alleged that he was receiving threats and appealed to Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami for assist.
The director, recognized for critically acclaimed movies starring Vijay Sethupathi, who walked out of the biopic following opposition, alleged makes an attempt had been being made to drive a wedge between him and the actor.
The duo have dished out well-received movies ‘Thenmerku Paruvakatru’ and ‘Dharmadurai’ and is at the moment engaged of their subsequent venture, ‘Maamanithan.’
Ramasamy was among the many Tamil celebrities who voiced concern in opposition to Sethupathi reprising the report breaking cricketer’s silver display position.
On Wednesday, Ramasamy took to Twitter and mentioned “I really feel I’ve a risk to my life.”
“CM sir ought to assist. Pressing,” he mentioned within the quick Tamil tweet.
Later, chatting with reporters, he mentioned throughout the peak of the controversy, Sethupathi had instructed him the manufacturing home behind the biopic itself had volunteered to withdraw.
The “difficulty was over,” Ramasamy mentioned, including, he later additionally met Sethupathi.
He had earlier expressed his “anguish” to Sethupathi over the matter privately in addition to publicly within the curiosity of the actor however “a picture is created that I’m in opposition to him.”
“Vijay Sethupathi is beloved by Tamils everywhere in the world, together with Elam Tamils (in Sri Lanka). However (an impression is being created) as if I gave an announcement (in opposition to the actor). I’m receiving whatsapp calls within the night time, in addition to SMSes,” he mentioned.
“They (the callers) are intimidating me… im receiving threats,” he mentioned, including, abusive language was additionally being utilized by “unknown components.”
He mentioned many Tamils, together with artistic artistes, “solely requested” Sethupathi to not characteristic within the film and that no person was harsh on him.
“Some try to create a wedge between me and Vijay Sethupathi,” he mentioned and denied the callers might have been the actor’s followers, saying they had been like his “youthful brothers.”
To a query, he mentioned Sethupathi was conscious of the difficulty and requested him to not fear about it.
Ramasamy mentioned he would favor a police grievance over the matter.
Sethupathi had pulled out of the biopic ‘800’ on October 19 within the wake of stiff opposition to his essaying Muralitharan’s position within the movie, even because the cricketer himself requested the star to stroll out of the venture.
The ruling AIADMK had needed the actor to rethink his determination to behave within the film, at the same time as political events, together with the MDMK and PMK and veteran director Bharathirajaa had been amongst those that had urged Sethupathi to dissociate from the biopic.
That they had alleged that Muralitharan was a ‘betrayer’ of the Tamil folks and supported the then Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa throughout the 2009 civil battle.
The cricketer had responded saying he by no means supported the killings of harmless folks and would by no means do this.