Tamil actor-producer Vishnu Vishal's Gatta Kusthi also starring Aishwarya Lekshmi was released in theatres last week and has been receiving a good response from audiences and critics alike. The sports drama film, which was also released in Telugu under the title Matti Kusthi, has been directed by Chella Ayyavu, and has been produced under the Vishnu Vishal Studioz banner in association with leading Telugu hero Ravi Teja's RT Team Works, with Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies acquiring the Tamil Nadu theatrical rights. With Gatta Kusthi declared to be yet another hit in Vishnu Vishal's career, a special success meet for the film was held on Thursday, December 8, in the presence of media persons. 

During his interaction with the press at the Gatta Kusthi success meet, Vishnu Vishal thanked audiences and the media for constantly supporting him right from the beginning of his career, which he revealed was the encouragement he needed to also become a film producer. He recalled his words and said, "My father taught me in the beginning how important the press is for an actor because he was a police officer. He used to tell me that the press would acknowledge him when he was serving the police department. The problems of the police would not reach or be conveyed to everyone easily. So, he would talk and explain to them their issues and they would understand. They would then present the right facts and this is what he taught me growing up."

Vishnu Vishal continued, "When I first started in cinema, always maintain a good relationship with the press because they will all the good and bad things happening to you. If you take that feedback positively, you will able to grow and develop yourself more. This is why I have a special place for my friends in the media and this is what made me decide to become a producer. I was acting in good films, but production is no child's play. It's a big risk decision. I realized that my films are being well-received, getting good reviews, and people were enjoying them. I started my own production house after looking at those developments. In the beginning, I did jolly good commercial films and later observed that cinema had begun to change to content-driven subjects. Content-oriented films were becoming big hits and that's when I decided to do FIR. Gatta Kusthi now is a commercial film intermixed with content, while FIR is an amalgamation of content and commercial aspects. I understood that I shouldn't let go of the word 'content' and began producing films with a lot of clarity. This is not the second innings of my production house, but also my life and me as an actor. All of this has been possible because of the press and it has been proven once again with this film as well. The first collections have been surpassed by the second day, and it has gotten double and triple. I extend my gratitude to all of you for making this happen."

Watch Vishnu Vishal at the Gatta Kusthi success meet in the video below: