Producer Ashok Kumar was a close relative of Director Sasikumar and has co-produced many films with him. In his suicide note he blames financier Anbu Chezhiyan for harassing him and forcing him to take this extreme step.
Noted director Suseenthiran has said that the industry is plagued by loan sharks. They threaten and harass if one is unable to pay the exorbitant interests. He named Ajith, Gautham Menon, Lingusamy and music director D.Imman as some of Anbu Chezhiyan’s victims.
Apparently once they fall into his debt trap, he directs which movies they should sign and monitors their every move. Director Ameer has said that Ashok’s suicide must be treated as murder and the industry will not survive if they don’t put an end to the atrocities done by loan sharks.
Police have created a special task force to investigate this issue. More details will be learnt as the investigation proceeds.