Vishnu Vishal, the actor who is known for his role in the 2018 Tamil film Ratsasan, released a statement on social media on Sunday after a complaint was filed against him on Saturday by this neighbours for allegedly playing loud music and disturbing them on Friday night.
The residents of his apartment had filed a complaint with Chennai’s police commissioner.
In his tweet, Vishnu, who felt that he was attacked for being an actor and for being the son of an ex-police officer, urged the media and public to not “judge too quickly” and “hear the other side of the story”.
— VISHNU VISHAL – stay home stay safe (@TheVishnuVishal) January 24, 2021
In the statement, the actor mentioned that he had thrown a party on Friday on the occasion of Arul Vincent, the cinematographer who is working with him in his upcoming film FIR. There was a small “get-together” at the actor’s place in Kotturpuram area in Chennai and guests were served alcohol “just like how any party has alcohol served”.
The actor said his neighbours had been accusing him of disturbing them due to his schedule revolving around early mornings and late nights.
He stated that after the police was called, he was polite but lost his calm after the landlord hurled abuses and called him a drunkard.
“The owner had no answers and he left using an abusive word and just like any human being I am bound to respond to that and I used some words back. Police knew I was not wrong so they left,” the tweet read.
His partner and badminton player Jwala Gutta also tweeted in support of the actor.
ur work will answer all ur critics…the way u have evolved is showing not only in ur work also ur body and face…..
And it’s ur house which u pay for….no one has the right to question u whether u invite 10 or 100 or 300 for a house party!
U don’t need to explain!
— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) January 24, 2021
Arul also took to social media in support of Vishal and shared photos from the night stating that the party only involved the “core team”.
Hi for all of them who are making noise for the wrong reasons…..this is Arul Vincent DOP #FIR #firthemovie #vvgang of the movie FIR it was my birthday and so sweet of him @thevishnuvishal to throw a unplanned party involving only our core team
Thank you so much https://t.co/klIKBrAVaT pic.twitter.com/rUlnoElIan
— Arul vincent (@vincentcinema) January 24, 2021
The movie FIR, which produced by Vishal, is directed by Manu Anand.