The controversy surrounding Anjali and the problem with director Mu Kalanjiyam doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon for one simple reason – neither parties are backing down any!
It almost looked last week like Kalanjiyam got his way after all, when the producers association banned Anjali from working in Kollywood until she completed Kalanjiyam’s film Ooru Sutri Poranam, which she disappeared from over a year ago.
The association even wrote letters to the the producer’s organizations in the other industries in the south asking them not to employ Anjali until she fulfilled her commitment to the director who had allegedly suffered serious financial losses because of all this. Kalanjiyam was also producing the film.
The alternative, as far as they were concerned, was that Anjali pay back the director/producer the amount he lost as the result of the incomplete project.
Anjali, meanwhile, has been arguing that it’s not her fault and would not even give the director or the association some face time to discuss some sort of a deal. She has, stubbornly or righteously, maintained that it was not her fault that situation turned out the way it did and Kalanjiyam was to blame for the whole thing.
The standoff between the two has now been interrupted by a metaphoric shot fired – by Anjali!
She has started filming for her next film and that too in Tamil, opposite Jayam Ravi, in a yet untitled project directed by Suraaj. You can imagine the protests being raised by the producers and others in the industry!
The film, by the way is reported to be, quite ironically, a laugh riot of a entertainer.
Suraaj is known for his action masala films like Padikkathavan and Mappilai. The comedy would be a departure from the norm for him too, although it is unclear at this point how concerned he is about the rising voices from within the industry regarding his choice in casting Anjali.
Guess we’ll have to wait and see how things play out now. Although, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be boring.
Sigh.. since when did movie making become as dramatic as the movie itself?
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