Chennai: As many as 65 members from different Tamil fringe groups have demanded a ban on Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" alleging that its co-producer A. Subhaskaran has direct links with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government.
A.R. Murugadoss-directed "Kaththi" is jointly co-produced by Subhaskaran`s Lyca Productions and Ayngaran International.
"Ayngaran Karunakaran is a known distributor, but now Subhaskaran of Lyca has joined him too. We are not denying the fact that Subhaskaran is a Sri Lankan Tamil, but he has links with Rajapaksa and the entire Tamil community is aware of it.
"We can`t accept A.R. Murugadoss and Vijay`s betrayal against Tamil people as they have joined hands with Lyca," the members said in a statement.
"When we all are working for an economical ban against Sri Lankan government, now Sri Lankan companies are trying to establish their footsteps in Tamil Nadu and we won`t allow it," added the statement.
"Kaththi", slated for Diwali release, also features Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Neil Nitin Mukesh in lead roles.