Sources say that the TNFEA has threatened to boycott Osthi if the media partner of the Tamil film, Sun Pictures, failed to clear the dues of its earlier films to the association. The exhibitors have decided not to release any film that is associated with Sun Pictures.
Be it a Sun Pictures distributed film or the satellite-rights acquired flick, the TNFEA has decided to boycott all its movies until it clears their dues. Meanwhile, the makers of Osthi have written to Sun Pictures to clear the issue within next 48 hours else they would cut the ties with the channel.
Osthi is a remake of Bollywood blockbuster Dabangg, which starred Salman Khan in the lead. In the Tamil version, Simbu, Richa Gangopadhyay, Revathi and others are in the cast.