Vishal’s battle against Producer Council started when he started giving interviews criticizing the inaction of the Film Producers body on rampant piracy of Tamil films and various other issues plaguing the industry.
The actor-producer was removed from the Council for his allegedly offensive comments in an interview to a Tamil weekly. Vishal took this to the Madras High Court and also expressed regret for his comments. Still the Council’s office bearers refused to revoke his removal.
The Court had to intervene again to reinstate him in the Council and also clear the deck for his candidature in the Producers Council Election. On the same day, Vishal filed nomination for the President post of the Council
However, Vishal has scripted another history by winning the elections to become the next President of the Producers Council. The results for the remaining posts of the Producers Council are still emerging.