Chennai, Aug 13 (): Tamil actor Vijay, lead actor of the film Thalaivaa, has sought the help of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to release his stalled movie.
The actor said in a statement that our Chief Minister had been doing good work for the people of Tamil Nadu. He had sought her intervention for the release of the movie in Tamil Nadu.
Actor Vijay generously appreciated the rule of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, saying he always admired her straight-forwardness. He continued saying she had brought in various good plans for the healthy running of the state and had been working very hard to make Tamil Nadu the number one state in the country. The actor liked the way she had been managing the affairs of the state.
Vijay said he had requested our Chief Minister to intervene and help in bringing an appropriate solution in the release of Thalaivaa. At the same time, he had requested his dear fans to be patient till the process was done.
He also appreciated the efforts taken by his fans’ club and the police in restricting the video piracy of the film in Salem by identifying some video pirates.
Thalaivaa has been facing several problems in its release. The problem in releasing the movie came when a political group, calling itself Oppressed Students’ Revolutionary Union, sent messages to leading multiplex cinemas in Chennai warning them against screening Thalaivaa.
The other hindrance came when a civil suit was filed by the son of a Mumbai businessman on whom the character of Vijay in Thalaivaa is said to have been based. The son said that the movie depicted his father and grandfather as dons, whereas they were actually community leaders who had gone out of their way to help the Tamil population in Mumbai’s Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum.
The next hurdle the movie faced was the Government of Tamil Nadu refused to give Thalaivaa any tax exemption. The makers are trying hard to break all the hurdles and release the movie in the coming weekend.