Chennai: While maestro Ilayaraja was being felicitated with special commendation at International Film Festival of India in Goa, his close aides Bharathiraja, Bhagyaraj, Seeman, Suresh Kamatchi and Ramesh Kanna among other hundred film personalities were trying to sort out the row between the composer and Prasad Studios.
Sources say that that the studio space was presented to him by LV Prasad, founder of Prasad Studios. Recently, Raja’s manager Gaffar has filed a complaint against Prasad Studios at Virugambakkam police station that the management and the staff are disrupting the composer’s work on the premises. It was alleged that LV Prasad's grandson and studio director Sai Prasad was piling up computers outside the studio and reportedly damaging the musical instruments stored in the studio.
Under these circumstances, film personalities tried to mediate with Prasad Studio management on Thursday evening. However, those in Prasad Studios did not allow them inside creating a big ruckus amidst huge media gathering.
Meanwhile, police intervened and finally Bharathiraja, Selvamani, Bhagyaraj and Seeman were allowed inside for discussions.
Since the managing director was not there, they held talks with the office-bearers and came out.
Speaking to the media, Bharathiraja said, “This is the place where Raja has composed timeless classics for 45 years. He needs some more time to vacate the studio. But they are forcing him to leave without giving time. We have asked for time and meanwhile, we would find a suitable place for his studio. We want to settle the issue amicably.”