CHENNAI: Actor Vishal has hit out at South Indian Film Artistes' Association president R Sarath Kumar for threatening to remove him from SIFAA for allegedly making derogatory remarks.
Vishal has denied making any such remarks against the association and asked Sarath to produce proof.
Sarath Kumar had stated in Tiruchirappali yesterday that Vishal would be expelled from SIFAA if he continued to make "libellous remarks" against the association.
The row relates to developing a SIFAA premise here into a commercial complex and the bid to lease it out for 29 years and 11 months to a corporate company.
Vishal reportedly had made some comments against SIFAA in connection with developing its property.
Reacting to remarks of Sarath Kumar, also an actor, Vishal said he was shocked.
"I would kindly request Sarath Kumar to furnish the exact proof regarding my speech against the association."
Stating that he respected "each and every member of SIFAA," he said he was ready to accept their decision and if they insist.
Vishal debuted with 'Chellamae' in 2004 and his latest 'Poojai' released this Diwali.