Vishal reacts on demise of producer Ashok Kumar

Ashok KumarKollywood producer Ashok Kumar who is the cousin and co-producer of director Sasi Kumar has committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence on Tuesday.

Ashok Kumar’s two page suicide note blames financier AnbuChezhiyan

Popular actor Vishal and director Gautham Menon took to social media to react to the same.
“Devastated to hear the sad demise of a Dear Friend, Ashok Kumar who sacrificed his life succumbing to the pressure created by Financiers….

I truly wish that this will be the last Sacrifice in the name of Financial burden….

Suicide is not a solution & I hereby request Producers to reach out to us if they face such threats from Financiers, we will be more than happy to help them out.

It’s time, we put an end to such Financiers who harass producers & conduct kattapanjayathu. We wish all Producers stay united and work towards the welfare of each one of us.
I request the Police to take stringent action and bring justice to the innocent’s death & also consider this as a Murder & not Suicide….

This is a direct warning to all Financiers, likeminded people & so called federations who extort money, more than the stipulated interest & to the People who harass honest Producers & family members.

It is high time, all you people who have been conducting Kangaroo Courts time and again to stop harassing Producers, it’s time for U all to Run, since this death will be the last death and it will be an example to bring out all atrocities that’s been happening in the Tamil film Industry.

we as Producers will stand united and put an end to this come what may….”

Vishal, (Another Affected Producer), President, Tamil Film Producer Council.