The film world is a volatile world were very few film turn blockbusters and earn huge sums of money. Most of them struggle to break even.
Producer Ashok Kumar who co-produced Eesan, Poraali and Kodi Veeran along with Sasikumar has committed suicide. In his suicide note he has blamed a financier from Madurai. Ashok had taken loans for his films and was charged exorbitant interests. Unable to handle the harassment he took the extreme step.
Many have offered their condolences to the family. Actor Siddharth who is also a producer posted a heartfeltt message describing the dark side of cinema.
Very painful to hear of a young man's death because of financial pressure. Tamil Cinema is full of such debt, but all the world sees are the lies of success and fame. The entire system needs overhaul. Farmer or film maker, suicide is a curse. Condolences to Sasikumar and family.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) November 22, 2017