Actor Vijay, no stranger to controversy

CHENNAI: Actor
Vijay and
controversies lunge hand in hand. This has been the case for the past few years. Extra so after the actor started a welfare association of his fans, Vijay Makkal Iyakkam, by which he started distributing back to the underprivileged. At the same time as they sensed his political ambitions, discomfited politicians took potshots on the actor.

Whereas Vijay himself has hinted at a political entry every infrequently, or extra straight within the audio open of his latest film ‘Sarkar’, his actions had been extra of the ‘hit and jog’ fluctuate. They lacked consistancy.

Let’s dispute, in 2009, he rushed the final diagram to Unusual Delhi to meet Rahul Gandhi. The fun then was once Vijay desired to turn out to be a saunter-setter of the Childhood Congress, but he was once chanced on to be overage.

Whereas this reportedly irked DMK, then ruling the exclaim, he extended the enhance of his fans to the AIADMK within the 2011 assembly elections, after his film ‘Kaavalan’ faced trouble in getting sufficient theatres below the DMK regime.

Nonetheless, his bonhomie did no longer final prolonged with the AIADMK and its chief J Jayalalithaa, as the large name’s ‘Thalaivaa’ ran into trouble resulting from its tagline – ‘Time to Lead’ — in 2013. Without reference to Vijay and his film maker father S A Chandrasekharan speeding to Kodanad, they also can no longer meet her. Sooner or later that film was once promoted with out the tagline.

Earlier, his ‘Thuppakki’ (2012) too courted trouble for fears over exhibiting a minority community in inferior gentle and later ‘Katthi’ also faced trouble from Tamil outfits, as the producer of the movie was once supposed to be a end partner of passe Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse.

In quite quite a bit of the conditions, Vijay maintained silence, no longer the hallmark of an aspiring baby-kisser. This remains the case with final one year’s field over ‘Mersal’ and the latest ‘Sarkar’ row.

“Vijay has political ambitions and is the usage of films as a sturdy medium. As it came about with Rajinikanth and ‘Baasha’, it has turn out to be a sample for actors including Vijay and Kamal Haasan to fiddle with politics in their films. Whereas Vijay could well be chuffed with the free publicity and hence remains peaceful, the actual fact that ‘Sarkar’ is produced by Sun Photos has made it extra controversial,” says political analyst M Kasinathan. “As for the ruling AIADMK, they utilized the different to present that their cadres are peaceful vibrant,” he added.

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