Thalapathy Vijay Denies starting political outfit in his name!
by Rinku Gupta
Netizens went into a tizzy yesterday when media reports indicated that Thalapathy Vijay had supposedly applied to register the name of a political party called the All India Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam. Rumors flew fast and wide about his stepping into politics with such move.
However, denying the political entry of the star, his PR machinery swung into action and soon, a press statement emerged from Vijay issuing a clarification on the news.
Apparently, his father, director and producer SA Chandrasekar had applied to the Election Commission for registering a political party in his son's name.
But Vijay distanced himself from it comepletely and urged fans not to be led into joining it just because his father had started it. He indicated that legal action would be taken if his name or photo were misused.
The strongly worded Press Release stated:
"Today, I came to know through the media
that my father Mr.S A Chandrasekhar has
started a political party. I would like to
express my sincere condolences to my
fans and the public that I have no direct
or indirect connection with the party they
By this, I mean that I will not be constrained
by any actions that may take place in the
future in connection with politics. And I
urge my fans not to join or serve the party
just because my father started it, I regret
that there is no connection between that
party and us and our movement.
I also hope that appropriate action will be
taken against them if they engage in any
activities involving my name or photo or the
name of 'Vijay Makkal lyakkam"
In an interview to a news channel, SA Chandrasekar is reported to have said, "I have applied for registration of political party in the name of ‘All India Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam’. It’s my initiative. This is not Vijay’s political party. I can’t comment whether he will enter electoral politics "