Actor Vishal, who is the secretary of the South Indian Artistes Association (SIAA) which is better known as the Nadigar Sangam, has strongly refuted allegations of corruption levelled by actor Varahi. Actor Varahi had levelled these charges against Vishal and the office bearers of the Nadigar Sangam recently.
Vishal, who is celebrating his birthday today, said, “Let him (Varahi) prove his allegations by providing evidence. It’s going to be one year since we assumed office and in this last year, we have accounts for even pins procured for the Nadigar Sangam. Actor Karthi is our treasurer and he wouldn’t allow us to so much as even take a pen that belongs to the Nadigar Sangam for our use. There is no room for corruption in the Nadigar Sangam.”
On the occasion of his birthday, the actor visited an old age home and distributed food packets and other materials. He also visited the Kasthuri Gandhi Government hospital inTriplicane and gifted 20 new born infants with gold rings today.
Meanwhile, the Nadigar Sangam has lodged a police complaint against actor Varahi and some others who had accompanied him to its premises on Saturday. In a complaint to the police, the Nadigar Sangam alleged that actor Varahi, who had sought explanation on certain activities of the Sangam, chose not to talk to some of the Sangam’s members who were waiting at the office premises to offer a clarification. The actor, the sangam claimed, refused to talk to the office bearers, citing the reason that none of the administrative group members were present on the occasion. After refusing to talk to the members present, the actor addressed the media at the entrance of the premises. The Sangam claimed that as this was an apartment complex, its office bearers urged him not to congregate at the entrance as it would cause inconvenience to the occupants of the other apartments. However, it said that Varahi refused to pay heed to this request and went to the extent of calling up a few rowdy elements. On their arrival, the Sangam alleged that Varahi used foul language against the office bearers and also issued death threats to them. It has now sought police protection for its members and requested an investigation into the issue.