Tamil superstar Vishal Krishna says he was stunned when his producer informed him that he won’t be able to release Aygoya, the eagerly awaited cop-thriller featuring Vishal Krishna, on schedule on May 10.
Still in shock Vishal says, “I had no clue this was coming. When my producer (Tagore Madhu) told me on Friday morning that Ayogya won’t be released I was in a state of shock. How could he do this to his own film?”
What was the reason for this sudden decision?
Vishal says he isn’t sure. “Madhuji says the financial dynamics don’t work for him. Why on earth did he have to wait until the morning of release to come to this awareness ? Anyway I offered to do one more film for free for him. This, in spite of my jampacked schedule. But for reasons only he can explain , he was adamant on not releasing.”
Vishal even offered to pay the producer whatever money he could from his own pocket . But the release ofAyogya did not happen on Friday.
“Until late in the night we kept hoping our producer would come around, see reason. But it did not happen. I can’t explain my sense of frustration and anger. Ayogya is the film that I’ve given the maximum to. It is like my baby , my child. To be unable to deliver it on time is a huge blow for me. I feel responsible , ” says Vishal, adding that his last release(Irumbi Thirai) also faced a similar last-minute hurdle by the producer. “But I managed to somehow sort out the problems and released that film on time. With Ayogya we failed to make it into theatres on Friday.”
The good news is that Ayogya made it into theatres on Saturday, a day late.
Heaving a sigh of relief Vishal forthrightly blames political forces in Tamil Nadu for the attempt to sabotage his film and career. “They want to bring my down on my knees. Show me what they can do to the one voice that stands up, speaks against all the wrongs in the Tamil film industry. As the Vice President of the Tamil Film Producers’ Council(TFPC) I have offended too many people. They will try to hurt me as much as they can. But I want them to know they can’t break me.The harder they try the more triumphant I will emerge. I’ve God, the truth and my well-wishers on my side.”
The stupendous opening of Ayogya is all the vindication and endorsement Vishal needs. “Let them try to crush me. I am protected from harm by my faith in my hard work and honesty.It is not politicians who decide a film’s fate.”