Priyadarshan condemns Bollywood jealousy
Priyadarshan, who won a National Award for Kanchivaram last year, declared that critics had turned on him because of his recent successes.
He told PTI: "The whole problem is that, unfortunately, I have been successful. In the history of Indian cinema I am the only South Indian director who has survived for 12 years and 25 films in Bollywood. It is jealousy that leads people to tarnish you."
Priyadarshan is currently working on the comedy De Dana Dhan, which stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif.