Elaborating on his decision, Gnanavel Raja says, “I have produced about 18 films and distributed more than 28 movies in Tamil Nadu. So, I know the pains of a producer as well as a distributor. I felt that as of now the distributors association is functioning not for the welfare of its members, but for the benefit of a select few. I want to get rid of those selfish people and want to make it a place where a fair trade takes place. That’s the reason I am contesting in Chennai Kanchipuram Thiruvallur District Film Distributors Association election.
Since as per the bylaws, if I am contesting in Distributors Association, I am not supposed to hold any position in any other film association and hence I have resigned my post in TFPC. And not out of any pressure as construed by a few.”