Actor, director and writer Visu had recently released a video on his official YouTube channel. The veteran had accused K. Balachander's daughter Pushpa Kandaswamy, the current Managing Director of Kavithalayaa Productions, for not giving him his writer’s dues from the remake rights acquisition deal that they had signed in the recent past. Visu, who happens to be the writer of films like Netrikkan and Thillu Mullu, claimed that Kavithalayaa had cheated him by not involving him in the deal while selling the remake rights of these movies. Now, Pushpa Kandaswamy has officially clarified Kavithalayaa's stance on this, through a press note which reads as follows:
“Regarding Netrikkan And Thillu Mullu Tamil re-make

In its 4 decades of active industry presence, Kavithalayaa Productions (P) Ltd, is credited for production and trading of various films in various languages. Founded by the doyen of the Tamil Film industry, Kavithalayaa recognizes and respects the works and rights of various individuals and is very careful and cautious when acquiring or dealing with such rights. As the producer of the film 'Netrikkan', Kavithalayaa is the absolute owner of all the copyrights related to the said film. Mr. Visu has been reporting in several sections of media that he has not been compensated as a writer in the licensing of the Tamil remake rights of 'Netrikkan', besides falsely accusing Kavithalayaa and its officers of various infringements. Mr. Visu's statements are without merits and have been made without any verification of real facts. As the copyright holders of the film Netrikan, Kavithalayaa has not assigned the Tamil remake rights of the said film in favor of any third party, and will adhere to its agreements by compensating the required parties if any assignment happens in the future.

The right to use only the title, Netrikkan has been given to a third party and this right exclusively belongs to Kavithalayaa. The insinuations and accusations levied on Kavithalayaa and its officers in connection with other films are also completely baseless and denied. Kavithalayaa or its officers are not even parties to the action said to have been initiated by Mr. Visu in respect of the film Thillu Mullu. Kavithalayaa asserts that they have at all times adhered to the Agreements with writers/ authors and there has been no violation whatsoever in the eyes of the law."