It appears actor and producer Vishal is running into increasing opposition in Nadigar Sangam.
Actor-producer Udhaya, who had campaigned for Vishal during the previous elections, is said to have announced he would be contesting against Vishal in the upcoming elections because he is miffed with Vishal’s double standards with respect to release of small films including his Uttaravu Maharaja.
Another producer turned hero, RK Suresh, is also up in arms and is opposing the Sandakozi actor in the polls. Speaking at the audio launch of his upcoming bilingual film in Tamil and Malayalam titled Cochin Shadi at Chennai 03, Suresh said he would not support Vishal and would in fact be joining a team to work against him.
“Since I am a member of Nadigar Sangam only for the last four years, I cannot contest in the upcoming elections. I would support Nasser sir or Karthi and for that matter all others who contest except Vishal. He has already lost many supporters. Udhaya and a few others have joined in forming a new team. I would work for them in the elections.”
“I am not throwing corruption charges at Vishal. He is not that kind of a person. But, I feel he is an opportunist. He would use people for his own needs and would not hesitate to drop them once his job is done. That’s the reason many who were close to him including late JK Riteesh left him later,” he went on to explain.
One of Suresh’s charges against Vishal is that the suffering drama artistes have not received any aid till today despite all the promises made by Vishal. He is also peeved at Vishal’s remarks that his film Billa Pandi did not have good content.
“Vishal had said in an interview that my film Billa Pandi did not have good content and that’s why it didn’t run in theatres. I am sure he would not even have watched my film. It is not in good taste. I wonder what made him say this. Let Vishal stick to his ‘acting’ profession and leave these administrative organisations for others to manage.”...