The movie Vanayutham got released after much hurdles. It was the story of the brigand Veerappan. The movie had Agathiyan’s daughter Vijayalakshmi as the brigand’s wife, Muthulakshmi. She had a 20 day shoot and was paid Rs 30 lakh for her roles. She is to appear for 12 scenes in the movie. For this, she travelled all the way to the forest in Sathiyamangalam. Meanwhile the real life Muthulakshmi, filed a case in the court appealing to have all scenes of her removed from the movie and even got Rs 30 lakhs as compensation. Because of this, all the scenes in which Vijayalakshmi had acted were removed from the movie and not even a glimpse of her is in the movie. In addition, scenes in which Lakshmi Rai was shot were removed. Also the scene were the Chief Minister was portrayed by Jeyachitra were removed.
Owing to this actress Vijayalakshmi is in a state of gloom.