The Tamilnadu Theatre Owners’ Association has decided not to extend cooperation to films produced or distributed by Sun Pictures, protesting the latter’s delay in repaying deposit funds amounting to Rs 2.5 crore for screening films produced by them including Enthiran, Maapillai, Vettaikaaran and Suraa.
We have been able to collect only some money from Sun Pictures. Initially they agreed to settle the remaining Rs 2.5 crore but now we are not getting a favourable response from them,' R Paneerselvam, general secretary of the association said on Wednesday.
Panneerselvam explained that the deposit fund had nothing to do with the success or failure of a film, and it was mandatory for producers to repay the deposit fund to the theatres.
The association also announced that cooperation would also not be extended to films for which Sun Network had acquired satellite rights.
A resolution was also passed demanding that the state government should permit the theatres to be rented out for weddings, exhibitions and public meetings, whenever films were not being screened.