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Thalaivaa team denied permission to fast, producer Chandraprakash Jain hospitalized

Chennai, Aug 17 (): Producer of Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s much awaited movie Thalaivaa, Chandraprakash Jain has been hospitalized in the city following a lot of mental pressure due to the issues surrounding the release of the film in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Meanwhile, the cast and crew of “Thalaivaa” has been reportedly denied police permission to go on hunger strike Saturday in Chennai.

Thalaivaa team was keen to go on hunger strike to urge immediate release of the film, which has been delayed in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. A source from the film industry said that the police department has denied permission as permission is usually taken a week in advance for such activities. As a leading actor is involved in the proposed hunger strike, police felt that there might be a lot of security concerns.

“Thalaivaa” was stalled from being released in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after a political outfit issued threats to theatre owners. Thalaivaa team has been trying their best in various ways to release the film. But, all attempts failed, including efforts to meet the Chief Minister. So, in a bid to emphasize the film’s release the producer, director and music composer of Thalaivaa on Friday approached the police commissioner for permission to conduct a one-day token fast.

Producer Chandraprakash Jain, director A.L. Vijay and music director G.V. Prakash met Commissioner S. George with a written petition. They were redirected to additional commissioner (central crime branch) R.S. Nallasivam who accepted the petition.

The letter said lead actors of the film Vijay, Amala Paul and Sathyaraj, and others along with the crew would stage a one-day token fast on Friday or Saturday at a location permitted by the city police. But the request was turned down later the same day.

According to the Madras City Police Act 1888, requests for protests or fasts can be accepted or denied following a scrutiny for a time period of four to five days.

After facing repeated problems relating to the release of Thalaivaa, Chandraprakash Jain, the producer of the movie, is reported to be admitted at Vijaya Hospital, Chennai. Sources say that he is down with high blood pressure due to the increasing tension around the release of the movie. Earlier, he was seen in interviews with tears expressing the pressure he is undergoing and the consequences he has to face if the movie does not come out.

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