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In a late night development, actor Vishal’s nomination for RK Nagar by-polls was rejected. The TFPC president had filed his nominations papers amid much fan-fare, however, it was rejected on the grounds that the names of the proposers were incorrect. He staged a dharna and later tweeted that his nomination has been accepted. After much drama, his nomination was officially rejected. The actor said that it was a sad day for democracy.
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) December 6, 2017
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) December 5, 2017
He also made an appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The actor is planning a legal course.
I am Vishal,I hope u r aware of wats happening in the RK Nagar Election process in Chennai.A D V E R T I S E M E N T
My nomination was accepted & later rejected. Totally unfair. I bring this to your notice & I hope justice prevails.
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) December 6, 2017
Meanwhile, adding his two nuggets on the Padmavati row, former chairperson of FTII Gajendra Chauhan said, “If I had been the producer, I would have contacted the royal family first with the script.” Wonder which royal family he was talking about.
Actor Vishal Krishna seems to hold too many positions in real life: Two top posts in associations related to the film industry, and now, a shot at representing a major Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly constituency. Even as his candidature is rejected by the Election Commission, Vishal’s image as that of an ‘action hero’ all but threatens to spill off screen – this time, with real consequences and very real detractors.
Here’s a parody video ‘Jaane Bhi Do Pyaare’ on the Padmavati controversy. It ends with the question what is the row over Padmavati distracting us from.