Speaking on the occasion, he said the interests of theatre owners should be protected and for that, video piracy should be eradicated from the country. ‘Theatre owners are the pillars of support for film industry,’ he said.
Patron of the organisation Annamalai said the new association is not a threat to existing theatre owners bodies. ‘In fact, this is being started with the support of Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association. The idea of the new organisation is to protect the interests of theatre owners in northern districts,’ he said. President of the association Panneerselvam also spoke.