Ace late director K Balachander, who is known for his cult classics like 'Aval Oru Thodar Kathai', 'Avargal', 'Moondru Mudichu', 'Apoorva Raagangal', etc. Passed away due to natural causes on 2014. Recent reports across media had speculated that his house will be put to auction by a public sector bank.
Ace late director K Balachander, who is known for his cult classics like Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, Avargal, Moondru Mudichu, Apoorva Raagangal, etc. Passed away due to natural causes on 2014. Recent reports across media had speculated that his house will be put to auction by a public sector bank.
However, his daughter Pushpa Kandasamy, denied the news and had issued a press release stating that these rumours were baseless. She addressed the issue on behalf of Kavithalayaa Productions.
The statement follows as:
"Several rumors and unauthentic and unverified media reports have appeared in many newspapers on Tuesday, the 13' February, 2018 to the effect that the house belonging to the Late Mr. K.Balachander, the veteran Director and founder of Kavithalayaa along with Kavithalayaa's office are being put to auction by a public sector bank.
These rumors are totally baseless and false. KB's house and office properties have not been pledged or sold. We are issuing this note to the Press as the unverified rumors have caused a great deal of distress to our friends and well-wishers across all sections of the society.
The facts are as follows: Kavithalayaa had availed a working capital facility against the security of a commercial property owned by the family members of Mr. K.Balachander from UCO Bank for normal business activities. In 2016, the company recognizing the changing dynamics and trends in the entertainment industry decided to scale down its film production activities and focus on digital content creation for the new media platforms. The company paid back a substantial portion of the outstanding debt and had been in negotiations with the bank for settlement of the balance amount on or before 31' March 2018. Before these negotiations could be concluded, the bank in accordance with their procedures, issued a notice of auction in one of the dailies, which in turn led to these rumours.
We request all our friends, well-wishers, business associates and fans of KB along with the fans of several celebrities and his mentees not to be misled by these reports and express our heartfelt thanks for their expression of support.
As the matter is sub-judice, we are issuing this clarification only to place the facts."