Young Tamil director AV Arun Prasath passed away in a road accident near Sirumugai, Mettupalayam in Coimbatore, on May 15, 2020. As per reports, the filmmaker, also known as Venkat Pakkar, was riding his mobike when the accident happened. His bike collided with a lorry and he died on the spot, say reports. Prasath's debut film 4G with actor-music director GV Prakash in the lead is yet to release.
Soon after the news of his death spread, GV Prakash paid tribute to the late director. He wrote on Twitter in Tamil, "Always a friend and a brother. My deepest condolences to relatives and friends. Let his soul rest in peace." Incidentally, Arun's last tweet had him appreciating GV Prakash.
Arun Prasath, also a former associate of director Shankar is credited as Venkat Pakkar in the movies. He assisted Shankar in the 2015 film I starring Vikram. Remembering Arun, Shankar wrote on Twitter, "Heartbroken by the sudden demise of the young director and my ex-assistant, Arun. You were always sweet, positive, and hardworking. My prayers are forever with you and my deepest condolences to your family and friends."
Comedy actor Manobala too shared a photo of Arun and wrote, "What is this? What is happening? RIP."
On a related note, launched in October 2016, 4G has Gayathri Suresh essaying the female lead. Bankrolled by CV Kumar's Thirukumaran Entertainment, the movie's release has been delayed due to reasons unknown. Suresh Menon and Sathish are essaying pivotal roles in 4G.
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