Tamil actor, producer Vishal was arrested in Chennai on December 20 when he tried to open a locked Tamil Film Producer's Council office in Chennai. He is currently the president of the TFPC and when he reached the location with some of his supporters, he was blocked off by the police. After an alleged argument with them, the actor was taken into protective custody.
The whole dispute began when another rival faction within the TFPC locked the office and demanded Vishal's resignation. This quarrel was started off because the actor wanted to organise a fundraiser to provide relief for those affected by cyclone Gaja. The decision to hold this event which is touted to rope in musical maestro Ilayaraja was apparently done without the producer body's consent.
The actor took to Twitter to share the news of his arrest and share his outrage on the matter. He vented out his frustration and said that the police were silent when the office was locked down but when they went to open it they were arrested. He called the series of events as "unbelievable". However, the 'Sandakozhi 2' actor promised that he will fight back and he and his supporters will ensure that the relief concert is held.
The police who took this action, however, said that it was just a preventive measure to make sure that things don't get out of hand. Meanwhile, the District Registrar has been called for inspection after which any decision will be taken. Vishal on the professional front has been distributing the Tamil version of Yash's KGF and has also been vocal about trying to curb online piracy which has lately become a menace in the film industry.
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