Simbu aka Silambarasan has once again joined hands with director Gautham Menon for Vendhu Thanindhadhu Kaadu, which is being produced by Ishari K Ganesh. The shooting of the film commenced recently. However, there's ongoing trouble for Simbu which involves the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC ) and Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI). The latter allowed Simbu to shoot for Gautham Menon's film. However, TFPC had asked FEFSI not to cooperate until Simbu settled pending dues for four producers. Simbu's mom Usha Rajhendherr released a long video explaining the issue and lashed out at TFPC.
Usha said, "In the Michael Rayappan standoff, Simbu completed his portions for AAA despite the producer saying that he would settle his balance salary of Rs 3.5 crore at the time of the release of the film. When he did not get the assured money, Simbu went to the TFPC and complained asking them to allow the release of the film after his dues were settled. But, the night before the film’s release, the producer said that he’d be able to release the film only if the actor chose to forego his dues. Since he wanted the film to be released, Simbu agreed. In addition to this amount, the producer hadn’t paid GST and TDS for the amount that he had paid Simbu. The first cheque he had given, bounced. After the film’s release, he called for a meeting with TFPC saying that Simbu should act for free in another film of his. Vishal, who was then the president of TFPC passed a resolution that stated to compensate the losses incurred by the producer with AAA. He said that Simbu should either act for free in another film for the producer or pay Rs 2.40 crore for every film he does following that. This was passed without our approval. Is he a Supreme Court judge to pass such an order? Can’t we appeal against it?”