Not satisfied with announcing the ban, the Chamber cracked down on upcoming star Dileep and has banned him from films for five years. The young star stoked the producers’ anger when he filed a case against one of them for issuing him a cheque that bounced. The producer was arrested.
The actors and film technicians have, meanwhile, been vocal in their protest. The producers say that they were forced to take such extreme measures because TV was cutting into the film market. Last year only 60 films were produced. Down from the 150-160 films produced in earlier years.