More trouble for Bigil star Vijay as BJP workers stage protest

First look poster of actor Vijay's upcoming film 'Master’

A day after the Income Tax Department sleuths raided actor Vijay’s residence, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers staged a protest against the Bigil actor at the shooting spot of his upcoming movie, Master, in Neyveli on Friday (February 7).

Around 50 protesters indulged in an argument with the security personnel of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC)’s second tunnel, sparking tensions at the spot.

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Actor Vijay turned to the shooting spot on Friday at 11:30 am to complete the schedule of Master. However, the protesters could not enter the premises as the shooting was underway nearly eight kilometers from second tunnel’s gate.

The fans of the actor have also gathered in the spot to express solidarity for the star.

On Wednesday, The I-T Department approached actor Vijay as part of their investigation into the use of unaccounted money in his recent film Bigil. They turned up at shooting location of Master at the NLC’s second tunnel. Following this, the shooting was halted mid-way.

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Later, Vijay was being taken to Chennai for further questioning on his vehicle. I-T sleuths were simultaneously raiding 20 locations related to the AGS Group, which includes AGS Cinemas and AGS Entertainment, which produced the movie Bigil in 2019. The officials also searched the premises of film financier Anbu Cheliyan in Madurai and seized ₹77 crore.

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