Producer Gnanavel Raja of Studio Greens, who was one of the chief guests at the audio launch of Vijay Antony starrer Yaman, slammed Tamil Rockers for plaguing the Tamil movie industry. Stating that piracy was a huge threat to Tamil cinema, he said strong action had to be taken against websites that leaked films online via live streaming. Piracy caused sharp decline in collections of even star-driven movies after the opening weekend.
“Cinema industry has many loopholes. In fact, I was surprised by one of those websites openly challenging that they will live stream the films on its first day first show. Piracy affects 80% of the box-office revenue. The industry should come together and take action soon,” he said. About contesting in the upcoming TFPC elections, he said, “I didn’t have plans to contest in the elections, but decided to do it as I could get to the bottom of this issue and arrive at solutions,” he clarified.
Many members of the film fraternity attended the audio launch of Yaman. Vijay Sethupathi, S A Chandrasekar, Magizh Thirumeni, Dhananjayan, director Sasi, Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, Roopa Manjari and Charlie, were seen having a good time.