On Tuesday evening, Kotapadi J Rajesh, who runs KJR Studios reportedly helped director Majith, who famously directed Vijay and Priyanka Chopra starrer Thamizhan, and was battling Coronavirus in a private hospital in Vadapalani. The director had reached out to several people in the film fraternity to help him. Rajesh reportedly stepped in and settled the hospital bills paving the way for Majith’s discharge. The director has now recovered from Covid19.
The director has thanked the producer for his timely gesture.
#Majith, dir of #Vijay‘s #Tamizhan, has thanked producer Kotapadi J Rajesh for paying his hospital dues and getting him discharged! Majith, undergoing treatment for #Covid19 at a pvt hospital, got cured but was unable to pay. Rajesh responded to his appeal for help. @proyuvraaj pic.twitter.com/4WWC5e4Ml2
— Manigandan K R (@cineobserver) June 16, 2020
On the same day, 20 Indian soldiers had been martyred in a face-off between India and China at the Indo-China border in Ladakh.
Among the slain Indians was L Pazhani, from the village of Kadukkalur in Ramanathapuram district in Tamil Nadu. Havildar Pazhani served the Indian army for 22 years and was planning to retire in 2021.
KJR Studios took to Twitter to announce that the production house would be pledging a sum of five lakh rupees to the family of the soldier. The Tamil Nadu government also announced a solatium of 20 lakhs to the soldier’s family.
Our heart goes out to Soldier #Pazhani’s family. He feels one of our own… Our own Ranasingam! No money would equate the death of a warrior. But here’s whatever little we could… We pledge 5 lacs to Pazhani’s family for his mighty sacrifice. May his souls #RIP 🙏🏽
— KJR Studios (@kjr_studios) June 16, 2020
Meanwhile, KJR Studios’ upcoming films are in different stages of production. The banner is waiting for the lockdown to end to start production and post-production work on Sivakarthikeyan’s Doctor and Ayalaan. Recently, the team of Doctor commenced with editing when the Tamil Nadu government allowed the resumption of post-production activities.
Official statement from FEFSI pic.twitter.com/vgaDHMO6N3
— Cinepuram (@cinepuram) May 11, 2020
The first look poster and teaser of Vijay Sethupathi–Aishwarya Rajesh‘s long-delayed Ka Pae Ranasingam recently dropped and has garnered over three million views. The film is in post-production stage.
Santhanam‘s Dikkiloona also had three quirky posters drop last month. The film is in the post-production stage.