TN theatre association cautions to not to release Kamal Hassan films in any threatres
- Priyanka Gandhi denies report on fighting polls against Modi, says her focus remains Rae Bareli and Amethi
- After Sanjay Baru, former coal secretary Parakh's book embarrasses PM; 'Singh had little political authority'
- Two yrs after townâs first-ever riots, Kosi Kalan shadow hangs large over Mathura
- Fresh FIR against Azam Khan
- Elections 2014 Live: BJP wants to destroy secular values, only Congress promises secularism, says Sonia Gandhi
Tamil Nadu Cinema Theatres Association today threatened that none of actor Kamal Haassan's movies will be released, old or new, in any theatres in the state, if he goes ahead with his plan to release his 'Vishwaroopam' on DTH format, before screening in threatres.
In view of Haasan deciding to release 'Vishwaroopam' in DTH on January 10 and in threatres the next day, Theatre owners and their representatives across the State met here today to decide their future course of action.
Briefing reporters on the deliberations of the meeting, association general secretary, Paneerselvam said theatre owners have already asked Haasan not to release the film on DTH, which would set a precedent, leading to closure of theatres.
The pirated CD and new films shown in Television has taken a toll of audience attendance in theatres in Tamil Nadu, number of which has gone down from 3,000 to 1,200 now and once a step like DTH becomes a precedent, there would not be any theatres in future, he said.
"For one's profit and benefit, it is not fair to bring down the entire film theatre industry...," Paneerselvam said.
"In case, he goes ahead with the move to release it on DTH before releasing it in theatres, we will not screen his movies, old or new, in any theatres in the state," he added. The association claimed that the actor has decided to release the film in theatres in other States, including Kerala and said it would request him not to mete out such "step-motherly" treatment to Tamil Nadu theatres.
- Security men at every step, Shinde keeps ‘safe distance’ from voters, debunks charges
- In Beed, Modi factor dents Munde’s goodwill among Muslims
- Ambareesh campaigns for Nilekani
- Raids on Bellary moneylender yield Rs 8.74 crore cash
- MP faces Amreli villagers’ ire in campaign
- JERC approves sale of solar power at Rs 1.13 per unit