Tamil actor and producer Vishal was detained by the police in Chennai on Thursday after he attempted to open the office of the Tamil Film Producers Council which he heads. Members of a rival faction within the producers' body had locked up the office on Wednesday demanding Vishal's resignation. The rival group alleged that the office funds were misused and that promises were not fulfilled. The group also said the mandatory annual meeting of the body was not held. Vishal is the president of the Tamil Film Producers Council.