Acclaimed young director Karthik Subbaraj, who has directed movies like ‘Pizza’ and ‘Jigarthanda,’ has been facing heat from a section of Tamil film producers ever since his latest directorial ‘Iraivi’ has hit screens.
Starring SJ Surya, Vijay Sethupathi, Anjali and Bobby Simha in lead roles, ‘Iraivi’ is produced by Gnanvel Raja and CV Kumar. Ever since the release, the film has sparked a huge controversy in Tamil Nadu with few film producers opining that certain scenes in the movie are demeaning them.
The producers have approached Producers Council in this matter. In the meeting conducted yesterday, few producers demanded Karthik Subbaraj to be banned from directing films. However, the Council stated that it can’t ban a director so the issue has been taken to the notice of Directors Council.
It has to be seen what the Directors Council has to say about this controversy.