Chennai, 5th May 2020: Vijay Antony, one of the Popular heroes of Tamil cinema who recently gave a Hit in ‘Kolaigaran’ also has substantial reach even among Telugu audience. His films are a big hit in Television whenever they are telecast. His film Pichaikkaran holds the top TRP rating in Television viewing. His recent film Thimiru Pudichavan scored viewers impressions (13.11 Million) next only to Darbar and Seemaraja when it was telecast on 14th April 2020.
Vijay Antony is currently busy in acting in three films namely Tamizharasan for Producer FEFSI Shiva, Agni Siragugal for Amma Creations T. Siva and Khaki for Director Senthil Kumar of Open Theatre and Infiniti Film Ventures. All these three films are in various stages of completion and gearing up for release soon.
As Tamil cinema got affected due to Corona lock down from March 2020, the completion and release of these three films were delayed by three months and by the time these film’s release, it may take another three to four months. Considering the loss that will be incurred by these three Producers, with a view to support them to overcome from this situation, Vijay Antony came forward and offered 25% reduction in his salary for these three films. With this support, he is confident the Producers will be able to bring down their overall cost and ensure these three films have a smooth release.
Commenting on this magnanimous gesture, Producer Amma Creations T. Siva stated that, “It is very kind of Vijay Antony to accept salary reduction considering the situation we are in due to the lock down for over 50 days and the further delay expected in releasing the films. We request that all actors and technicians should also come forward and accept reduced salaries so that the overall cost of all the current film producers reduces to tide over the crisis all of us are all facing currently. By accepting this reduction in the agreed salary, Vijay Antony is becoming an example for being a good Producer’s Actor and we wish him all the success in his future films.” Other Two Film Producers have also wholeheartedly welcomed this ‘voluntary salary reduction support’ offered by Vijay Antony.