Krishna Devi, a junior artist who has been part of Tamil cinema for more than thirty years, has accused director Atlee of verbally abusing her on the sets of Thalapathy 63 on April 16.
She cites the elections and the government holidays as the reason for her not coming out in the public earlier. “All we did is ask the assistant directors for basic amenities like food, and proper toilets. But Atlee and his ADs didn’t respond properly to our request and started verbally abusing us. They also forcefully removed me from the spot.”
The actor has filed an official complaint against director Atlee and his assistants in Nasarethpet police station. Thalapathy 63 is an upcoming 2019 Indian Tamil-language sports film written and directed by Atlee and produced by Kalpathi S. Aghoram under the banner AGS Entertainment. The film has music composed by A. R. Rahman.
The film’s shoot is currently being held in EVP film city. Junior artist Krishna Devi alleged that Atlee and his assistant directors has abused her while working. She also reported that they sent her out before finishing her job.
Further she added that the food being provided for Junior artists in the movie #Thalapthy63 is unhygienic. According to Samayam.com Krishna Devi in her complaint said “They got irked when I raised question against the unhygienic food for Junior artists. There are no basic facilities for Junior artists in the sets of Thalapthy63 and the makers are behaving very rude to us”.
“No Vijay, Nayanthara or Vivek were present in the shooting. They are shooting with dupes as of now. In my 30 years of cinema career, this is the worst experience I ever had. ” she said in her press meet who also said added that Atlee ruined her career.
Source : Puthiya Thalaimurai
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Jackie Shroff, who made in Kollywood debut in Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Aaranya Kaandam, has worked in Tamil movies like Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan, Maayavan and working in a few films. There are lots of reports which claim that Jackie Shroff is playing the role of a villain in Thalapathy 63. However, there is no official word about it, yet.