R Panneerselvam, general secretary of Tamil Nadu Film Exhibitors’ Association, has issued a statement that Vishal’s Paayum Puli, which is being released by Vendhar Movies, will not see the light of day unless Madhan pays the entire debts owed to distributors and theater owners after the losses incurred in Lingaa.
Sources say the amount (Rs. 12.5 crores) offered by Rajinikanth has not reached everyone and that only Rs. 7.5 crores have been dispensed so far. Now, the exhibitors are demanding the rest of the payment to release Paayum Puli which has been produced and distributed by Madhan for Vendhar Movies.
Directed by Suseenthiran, Paayum Puli has Vishal and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles. The film is being planned for release on September 4th.