Sharing the news on Twitter, the actor wrote, “#ShootCompleted #EeswaranTeaserForDiwali I heart fully thank each and everyone of my team #Eeswaran for this beautiful journey! & Special thanks to all my fans for all the love and support #SilambarasanTR #Atman #STR”.
Recently, the makers of the film ran into trouble with the forest department after a video of Simbu holding a snake went viral and a Chennai-based activist filed a complaint with the Tamil Nadu forest department officials, earlier this week.
Talking to Silverscreen India, forest range officer Clement Edison said that under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, they cannot handle snakes. “If they want to handle snakes then they should have sought permission from the head of the department. Even if they did receive permission to handle snakes, there is no permission allowed for shooting,” he said.
Responding to the issue, the filmmakers issued a statement on Friday claiming that the snake was fake. “Truly we shot the scene using a fake plastic snake. That was made to seem like a real snake in the movie using graphics. The news and stills about this scene has not been made public with the permission of the production team. This video was taken when we were using computer graphics and got leaked some people. From our side we are investigating as to how this video got leaked,” the statement read.
The statement added, “Based on a complaint filed by an activist, forest range officer Clement Edison has called us for an enquiry. We have completely complied with the enquiry and we have given an explanation from our side. We have also informed them that we will provide the necessary evidence soon. The shooting for the movie is being carried out in accordance to the guidelines provided by the Tamil Nadu government,”
The first look of Eeswaran was released last week, featuring Simbu standing in a field with a snake around his neck.
The film is bankrolled under Madhav Media and D Company banners headed by Balaji Kapa and KV Durai respectively. S Thaman will be composing the music for the film and Thirunavukarasu will be handling the cinematography.