The issue between the actor and the director over the stalled sequel has come to an end.
The never-ending conflict that arose during the shoot of Imsai Arasan 24am Pulikesi between Vadivelu and Shankar, who was the producer of the period-comedy movie, has finally come to a close.
The project had been put on hold for the past three years after Shankar filed a complaint against the comedian with the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) in November 2017. The movie was ultimately put on the backburner when the actor failed to cooperate with the team of the movie and made constant interference in its shooting process.
We now hear that both Vadivelu and Shankar have managed to sort out their differences after a long gap. The TFPC issued a press release recently which said that the director had initially approached them to file a complaint against the actor on the issue of 23am Pulikesi’s sequel. They had invited the actor and the representatives of S Pictures (Shankar’s production house) for a meeting in-person along with body’s office bearers to negotiate and looks like they have finally arrived at an amicable solution.
The issue started when Vadivelu is said to have asked for a hike in his remuneration, which subsequently got sorted. But later, when he suggested a few changes in a song that was already approved by him at first, things started taking the wrong shape. It was alleged that the actor continued to cause several difficulties during the film’s shooting when he refused to work with the supporting cast that was decided by the production team. Later, he stopped shooting for the movie citing reasons that he wasn’t comfortable in the costume provided by the production team.
Shankar’s representatives then claimed that they incurred heavy loss as they had to pay rent for the sets without any shooting happening.
It is still uncertain whether 24am Pulikesi will see the light of day. But it is likely that Vadivelu will make a comeback soon to Tamil cinema.