Actress Nayantara says that the ban on her is unfair. The ban is imposed on her by the Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) and South Indian Artists’ Association.
The ban has come about as director Lingusamy and his producer brother Subash Chandra Bose have filed a complaint stating that Nayantara refused to return the Rs 20 lakh she had taken as an advance from them for their film Paiyya.
Nayanthara was signed for this film opposite Paruthi Veeran Karthi for a record fee of Rs 1 crore. However, the film’s producers, citing global economic recession and cost-cutting requirements, asked Nayantara to take a cut in her remuneration. When she refused, she was dropped from the project and was replaced by Tamanna.
Nayantara says she sat at home idle for three months waiting for his film to start and lost out on a big Telugu and Tamil film. She says her losses are huge and asks who will compensate her for the time and money wasted on the project. She says that the ban on her is totally unfair and smacks of double standards.