Actor Vijay Sethupathi recently faced trolls and criticisms for something he didn’t say. When the issue went viral, the actor posted a clarification on his social media account.
With a Tamil news channel’s logo, there was a picture of the actor and a fake quote saying, “There is no such thing called the Bhagavad Gita and the major reason behind our society’s exploitation is such imaginary books.”
On Monday, he clarified on his social media page, “Dear people, not just the Bhagavad Gita, I never spoke ill about any holy book. I won’t speak such things even in future either. This fake news is being spread by some social miscreants. I never behave in a way that destroys people’s trust and unity.” He also shared the real text of the photograph that was photo-shopped with fake text.
Recently, he faced backlash for supporting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the Sabarimala issue. During a shoot in Kerala, he told a newspaper, “Women have to bear certain pain every month. We all know why it happens every month. I don’t know why people are making a ruckus on this issue.” Many critised his stand, but the actor didn’t respond to the criticisms.
Vijay Sethupathi’s Maamanithan wrapped shoot on Tuesday. This is his third film with director Seenu Ramaswamy, after Dharma Durai and Idam Porul Yaeval. Nadavula Konjam Pakkathai Kaanom actor Gayathri plays the female lead. This film is special because Ilaiyaraaja and his two sons Karthik Raaja, Yuvan Shankar Raja are the music composers.
The actor is making his Telugu debut with Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, and is currently working on Dhuglak, Sindhubaath, Kadasisi Vivasayi. He is also awaiting the release of Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe.