STR has briefly opened up about the AAA controversy surrounding him, to a leading media house, 'More than being controversial, it’s funny to see all the talk about me. 6 months after AAA’s release, Michael Rayappan is suddenly talking about all this in the media. He could’ve spoken about this before the film’s release or soon after its release. Now it’s clear that he is being instigated to malign my image in public. I particularly can’t digest the fact that Michael Rayappan is accusing me of dubbing from my bathroom & doing anything for money’s sake. There are forces trying to pull me out of Mani sir’s film but no one can stop me from doing that film.'