Earlier this week, Niligiris court judge issued non-bailable warrants against Suriya, Sathyaraj, Sarathkumar, Arun Vijay, Vivekh, Vijayakumar, Cheran and Sri Priya. The eight of them were charged for making derogatory statements against journalists in 2009 in a Nadigar Sangam function.

They approached the Madras High court which squashed the arrest warrant. It passed a interim order to stop executing the arrest warrant thereby giving relief to the eight artists.