“Nadigar Sangam will take definite action against Asin for ignoring the warning and shooting in Srilanka for her forthcoming Bollywood film Ready, with Hindi star Salman Khan“, confirmed Nadigar sangam Secretary Radha Ravi.
It looks like Asin is in ” I-dont-care-what-the-heck-happens-in-kollywood” attitude because, despite being fully aware of the sentiments of the south Indian film industry and knowing about the raging controversy, Asin continued to shoot for Ready with Salman.
Now the actress has added fuel to fire by visiting the war-torn areas – Vavuniya and Jaffna – in Sri Lanka along with Raja Pakshey’s wife to conduct an eye camp. This has irked the Tamil film fraternity further.
The actress, whose Bollywood career plateaued after the London Dreams debacle, has currently signed a Tamil film — Kaavalkaran (now Kaaval Kaadhal), with Vijay.
Somewhere along the way, Asin got an alluring offer from Salman again and she did not want to let it slip. With just a few scenes left for Kaavalkaran, the actress took a break from the shooting and left for Sri Lanka to join the cast and crew there.
When the FEFSI is still fuming over Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi openly challenging the highest decision-making bodies of the south indian film industry, it is expected that Asin could be issued a ‘red card’ which will impact her future releases.
Speaking on this issue, the Nadigar Sangam secretary Radha Ravi said “We condemn what Asin has done and we are considering taking action against her for shooting in Sri Lanka. A decision on this will be taken after consultation with Producer’s Council, FEFSI, Theatre Owners’ Association, and Distributors’ Association. The meeting will be held in a day or two”
Radha Ravi also pointed out that the delay in convening this meeting was because of the Producers’ Council elections.
It may be recalled that the South Indian film industry, comprising the South Indian Artistes’ Association (SIAA), Film Chamber, Producers Council, FEFSI, Distributors’ Association, etc, got together and passed a resolution recently to the effect that stern action would be taken against Kollywood stars who attended the IIFA Awards in Sri Lanka and those who shot for films there.
What would be the reaction to this issue from the Eelam lover ‘Vijay’, the hero of Kaaval Kaadhal?
But more to this the question everybody in Kollywood is asking is, why did Asin go in a Sri Lankan army helicopter with the Rajapakshe wife and that too when Salman Khan and the rest of the unit of Ready had gone back to Mumbai?
Our source in Delhi say that Asin would not have dared to be identified so brazenly with the Rajapaksa government without the tacit support of the Congress led UPA Government in New Delhi.A top politician from Kerala close to Sonia Gandhi is working behind the scenes to help Rajapakshe gain confidence of the tamils in the war torn areas to avoid a UN probe and Asin is just one of the arrows, the issue is well known to the ruling government of Tamil nadu, which indirectly controls the cinema industry, so dont expect action to be taken against Asin,
Also Delhi based noted journalist and columnist R Rajagopalan had written that the UPA government does not want the Tamil in Sri Lanka issue to be raked up any more in Tamil Nadu as they have very good relationship with Rajapaksa government.
Rajagopalan tweeted : “ Chennai Police arrested Seeman (film director and actor) a pro LTTE leader, under pressure from centre and a warning to state police about provocative speeches of Seeman”.