Tirupur M Subramaniam, the owner of a multiplex, has resigned. He was the president of the Tamil Nadu Theatre and Multiplex Owners Association. After claiming the reason for his resignation to be “personal commitments”. Subramaniam, the proprietor of Sri Sakthi Cinemas, thanked everyone who supported him throughout his journey as the president of the association in his resignation letter.
He took this on X (previously Twitter), the hashtag #LeoScam was also trending. They said the collection of Leo in India is Rs. 300 crores and Rs. 500 crores in globally. Subramaniam told in the Polimer News that SS Lalit Kumar, the head of Seven Screen Studios, was “carrying out malpractice in overseas bookings.” To be able to produce Vijay’s next film, he is purchasing abroad tickets himself, even if they cost Rs 5 crore.”
During the release of Leo, the distributors, Seven Screen Studios requested a higher percentage of the money collected. This fuelled arguments between the theatre owners and distributors. The argument continued until the last minute. This caused flame among Vijay fans. The Tamil Nadu government’s unwillingness to allow early morning programming before 9 a.m. aggravated the situation even more.
Subramaniam has spoken to several news outlets since the film’s premiere. Denouncing the distributors and claiming that the increased demand for a cut of ticket sales. And it was harming theatre owners. It is currently unknown who will succeed Subramaniam as president.