BJP cadres protest at Neyveli to stop Vijay's Film Master Shooting
The shooting of Vijay's upcoming film Master was interrupted on February 5, when Income-Tax officials questioned the actor over tax evasion. After completing the formalities, Vijay returned to the film's shooting spot in Neyveli on February 7 and was welcomed by hundreds of fans.
However, the team was in for a shock when members belonging to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) protested near Neyveli Coal Mine demanding the makers to stop the film's shooting. Around 20 BJP members protested against the NLC administration for permitting the star to go ahead with the shoot in a mining belt.
"This is a highly secured area and this is not the place to do movie shoot. We will continue our protest if the shooting continues here," said one of the BJP protesters.
The film's crew had obtained permission to shoot at the venue from February 1 to February 10. According to sources, the makers are playing a sum of Rs 25,000 per day to shoot at the location. The police officers intervened and cleared the gathering.
Vijay's house in Panaiyur was raided for about 30 hours in connection to the I-T raid that took place at the properties of AGS Enterprises and financier Anbu Cheziyan. Later, the I-T department gave clearance to Vijay who rushed to Neyveli to resume Master's shooting.
Master, produced by XB Film Creators, is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maanagaram and Kaithi fame. The film stars Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan, Andrea Jeremiah, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj and Arjun Das as part of the cast.