After animal lovers, environmental activists are now taking a firm stand against the way movies are made. Close on the heels of ‘7am Arivu’ and ‘Sattapadi Kuttram’ landing in trouble, the cast and crew of ‘Ponnar Sankar’ are facing a hurdle now.
The film which has script by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and produced by Martin of ‘Ilaignan’ fame is directed by Thiagarajan, with his son Prashanth playing the lead role.
It is alleged that the crew members of the period film, while erecting a set near the Tirumurthy dam, axed some trees. “They had also used fired in the area where match boxes are prohibited,” activists said.
On Monday, State general secretary of Hindu Makkal Katchi A Annadurai visited the area and demanded action against those behind the act. Members of Osai environment group have also raised their protest.