The Tamil Film Producers Council has withdrawn the red card it had earlier issued to actor Simbu in response to complaints lodged by some producers against the actor.
The TFPC, while issuing the red card, had claimed that Simbu’s actions had resulted in losses to four producers in the past and that their issues would have to be resolved first.
A red card is usually issued as a form of punishment and prevents an actor from doing any further work in the film industry.
In response to the TFPC’s red card, the Film Employees Federation of South India better known as FEFSI, comprising 23 unions representing each of the 23 crafts associated with the film industry, assured that they would not extend any co-operation or support to films in which actor Simbu worked.
Now, with the TFPC withdrawing the red card, the FEFSI has announced that its members would extend their whole-hearted support to the shooting of Simbu’s films including the much-awaited Gautham Vasudev Menon film, Vendhu Thanindhadu Kaadu.
Sources close to the TFPC say that the Producers’ council had withdrawn the red card issued to the actor as a case filed by producer Michael Rayappan against Simbu was pending in court. The TFPC feels that it will be better if the issue is sorted out there.
Simbu’s fans began celebrating soon after news of the red card being withdrawn spread.