Chennai, Dec 20: Movie actor-cum-producer Vishal on Thursday was arrested by Chennai police for trying to break into the Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council (TNFPC) office which was locked by one faction of the members, said police.
#BREAKING: Tamil Film Producers Council @VishalKOfficial arrested by #Chennai city Police as there was lot of commotion at #TFPC Office over sealing off the premises by rival faction.. pic.twitter.com/1L4toybxsk
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) December 20, 2018
Vishal is the TNFPC President.
A group of 300 film producers had locked the office demanding his resignation alleging he was involved in criminal activities.
Tamil Nadu: Actor Vishal detained in Chennai for allegedly trying to break into Tamil Film Producers Council's office. A group of 300 film producers had locked the office demanding his resignation alleging he was involved in criminal activities. pic.twitter.com/AgOeeuB6p1
— ANI (@ANI) December 20, 2018
On Thursday morning, Vishal and his supporters reached the Council’s office. The police, deployed to prevent any clash between the two factions, tried to persuade Vishal to leave.
Refusing to leave, Vishal argued with the police in a bid to try break open the lock. Police then detained him.
Police who were mute yesterday wen unauthorised ppl locked the doors & gates of TFPC have arrested me & my colleague today for no fault of ours,absolutely unbelievable
We will fight back,wil do everything to conduct Ilayaraja sir event & raise funds to help Producers in distress
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) December 20, 2018
Vishal told reporters that the locking of the office was illegal.
Vishal’s father G.K. Reddy told the media that his son “will face the challenge and come out victorious”.