The Tamil Nadu Film Producers' Council (TFPC) has been a battleground for almost a year now, with a section of the producers being discontent with the current leadership of Vishal. Late last year, they demanded that Vishal resign immediately, give an explanation to the numerous allegations against him and announce elections again. The warring team had even locked and sealed the TFPC office last year, after which Vishal was arrested
for breaking open the seal.
Following such conflicts, the TN government, which had last month sent a show cause notice to the oraganisation, has now decided to take over the management of TFPC. Mr N Sekar, District Registrar (Admin), who spearheaded the committee that submitted the report on the alleged irregularities in the functioning of the TFPC, has now been appointed as the special officer, who will be the deciding authority. He will hold the position for a period of one year, during which time he will take decisions in all matters concerning the producers' council.