There was trouble for the movie Puli, as most of its morning shows across the country had been cancelled. The movie was set for a grand release in three languages Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. It is a big budget fantasy fiction and this is why the condition was all the more serious.
When quizzed, the theatre staff said that they hadn’t received the content yet. Yesterday, there was a high profile income tax raid. The IT raid was conducted at actor Vijay’s residence as well as the producers’ houses. The whole issue was that of the inconsistencies in the funding of Puli.
Once the raid was complete, the producer of the movie called an emergency meeting at the Gemini Circuit Labs in Chennai. News is that the meeting lasted till 5 am in the morning and hence the release had been delayed.
But now, actor Vijay has intervened and sorted out all issues. Vijay has settled all the dues owing to which the movie has been finally released. A source from the industry said, “Due to the Income Tax raid on Thursday, Vijay and the producers of the ‘Puli’ weren’t allowed to transfer funds. This morning Vijay went to Gemini labs and settled all the dues and subsequently the theatres were given the nod to screen the film from noon.”