An interim ban might be imposed on the release of Tamil films for three months, the Producers’ Council met yesterday to discuss the matter.
At Cheran’s C2H launch that was conducted last week, Sarathkumar suggested that releases must be stopped for six months. “My film Sandamarudham was supposed to release in December. Many other big banners had planned their releases too, so my film’s release had to be postponed several times. Then, I was again told that Ajith’s Yennai Arindhaal, Dhanush’s Anegan, and Sivakarthikeyan’s Kaaki Sattai would release, and I was asked to hold on for a while,” he said, adding that a lot of producers are suffering because more than 1,000 films couldn’t be released.
“So, I suggest that all releases should be stopped for six months, and Nadigar Sangam, Producers’ Council, and Directors’ Union should come forward to discuss ways to streamline the release-process, and to curtail piracy,” said Sarathkumar.
A source at the Producers’ Council revealed that the union has considered the idea, and would meet many important people in the industry to identify the plan of action.