CHENNAI: Once again, the fault lines within the acting fraternity in Kollywood was out in the open, this time by popular young actor Sivakarthikeyan who let out an emotional outburst accusing unnamed persons – presumably another noted, young actor from a cinema family – of trying to stymie his silver-screen career.
The venue was the success meet organised by the team behind his latest release, Remo, on Tuesday where Sivakarthikeyan told the audience the several roadblocks the film and its crew had to face before the film hit the screens, and broke down while recalling the hard work put in by all in the team, including him.
He paused for a little while to calm down and then went on to lash out at the troublemakers, though he refrained from naming any. “How many problems did all of you create till the time of the release? What more are you going to do,” said the actor, who was by then in tears.
Even as the crew on stage, including the debutant producer R D Raja, tried to stop him, he continued: “No, anna. Let me talk. I have been facing issues for a long; just that I chose to keep quiet for some time… Please allow me to work further. Till date, Raja hasn’t slept properly.”
When asked the back story about Sivakarthikeyan turning emotional, sources said his upcoming project with filmmaker Mohan Raja (in which Nayanthara is the heroine), has been postponed indefinitely. He had also signed a project with director Ponram, who helmed his earlier movie Varuthapadadha Vaalibar Sangam.
“There are some people who are doing all these against him. After Remo, he was supposed to start this Mohan Raja project, but it didn’t take off. He wasted 40 days without doing anything, all because of cheap politics,” the source added.
With a string of hits to his credit, all small budget projects that grossed big in the box office, Sivakarthikeyan had emerged as one of the hottest rising stars in Tamil film horizon in the recent years. However, he suddenly became inconspicuous, which industry rumours blame on another young actor – the latter was among Siva’s initial promoters before the reported fall out.
There already are fissures within the actors’ fraternity in Tamil cinema, which culminated in messy, ugly and personal attacks in the run up to the election to their influential association, Nadigar Sangam. However, even as that big war is continuing to simmer, smaller battles like these are also coming out in the public.