A private Tamil television channel has allegedly been banned from covering entertainment news after two of its videographers were reportedly caught recording the latest Ilayathalapathy Vijay starrer "Theri" inside a theatre in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, on Thursday, April 14.
Following the allegation, Tamil Film Producers Council conducted a press meet in the afternoon after consulting with artists' and directors' associations. During the press meet chaired by producers T Siva, Kalaipuli S Thanu and actor Nassar, the officials banned the private channel from covering film-related news.
The association members have decided not to cooperate with the channel anymore and have also asked other members of the film industry to stop giving promotional clippings and song videos to the channel. However, reports also suggest the case is said to have been compromised after the recorded scenes were deleted from the camera.
Tamil satellite channel Polimer TV has been accused and its crew members had reportedly reached the theatre in Coimbatore to interview Vijay's fans. However, the duo was taken to the police station after some of the fans caught them red-handed while recording the Vijay-starrer. It is said that the duo had recorded almost 20 minutes of the movie.
Meanwhile, the big-budget Vijay starrer "Theri" has opened to mixed reviews from the audience. The movie, directed by Atlee Kumar and produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu, has Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Amy Jackson, Prabhu, Raadhika Sarathkumar and baby Nainika in significant roles.
Watch the video of the press meet here: (Courtesy: IndiaGlitz)