Director Bala has issued an open warning to Bharathiraaja and author Rathnakumar on the contentious Kuttraparamparai staing that his planned film was very different from the one the veteran director has already started working on.
Bala and Bharathiraaja have been at loggerheads with each other on the issue of making Kuttraparamparai based on the lives of people of oppressed communities which were severely punished by the British who humiliated them on a daily basis by asking them to turn up at the nearby police stations every day to affix their thumb impressions and spend the night at the Stations.
Bharathiraaja commenced the shoot of his film near Madurai a few days back with Rathnakumar warning Bala not to go ahead with the making of his film. Speaking to newsmen in Chennai yesterday, Bala meted out an open warning to Rathnakumar and Bharathiraaja. “I have been hurt many times on the issue; I’m only going to make a film on Vela Ramamurthy’s novel Koottaanchoru.
“Bharathiraaja and Rathnakumar are attempting to make a film based on history while my film would be based on a novel. I had made it clear to Bharathiraaja what my film would be about but he doesn’t seem to be listening. My film won’t be titled as Kuttraparamparai for sure; I warn Bharathiraaja and Rathnakumar not to do or say anything which h would continue to hurt me,” Bala concluded.