Producer-distributor Gnanavel Raja, who owns the production house ‘Studio Green’ has challenged film-based website TamilRockers.com by saying that if the website live-streamed Suriya’s upcoming film Si3 on its site, he would put them behind bars.
Directed by Hari and starring Suriya, Shruti Haasan and Anushka Shetty in lead roles, Si3 – the third film involving Hari and Suriya in the Singam series – hits the screens all over the State and elsewhere on Thursday (09th February). The film, which missed its tryst with theatres at least twice in the past, has been eagerly awaited by Suriya’s fans as well as movie-goers.
Declaration by TamilRockers.com that they would live-stream the film via Facebook at 11:00 a.m. on 09th February has irked Gnanavel Raja, the film’s producer. “I read about the arrogant statement by TamilRockers.com. I challenge them to go ahead and do what they have said; if they indeed live-streamed the film on the said time and date, I would ensure that they are put behind the bars as soon as possible,” he said.
He even went a step further by stating that he would also beam ‘live’ the arrest of those running TamilRockers.com. Raja also blamed Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) for being ‘soft’ on such persons who run websites such as TamilRockers.com.
“I appeal to people to strongly oppose video piracy and request them to watch films only in theatres,” Gnanavel Raja said.