Trisha against screening ’96’ on Sun TV for Deepavali

Chennai: Actress Trisha today came up with a tweet that surprised many in the film industry.

A day after Sun TV announced that it would premiere recently-released 96, starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha, for Deepavali, the actress wrote on her social media page, ‘Its our 5th week and we still have an 80% occupancy in all theatres. We as a team feel it’s unfair to be premiering 96 this early. It’s our request to push it to Pongal viewing pls @SunTV Will be grateful’ #96thefilm #Ban96MoviePremierOnSunTv.’

The tweet assumes significance as Trisha plays heroine in Petta, opposite Rajinikanth, which is bankrolled by Sun Pictures.

M BHARAT KUMAR