In an unexpected turn of events at the somber funeral of Tamil cinema’s beloved actor-politician Vijayakanth, Tamil superstar Thalapathy Vijay became the target of a disrespectful act. The incident, which has sent shockwaves across the Tamil film industry, occurred in Chennai, where Vijay attended to pay his final respects.
As Thalapathy Vijay was leaving the venue, an alarming incident unfolded. In a disrespectful and shocking act, an unidentified individual hurled a slipper at the superstar. This happened just as Vijay was making his way back to his car after paying his tributes to the late Vijayakanth. The swift response of the security personnel on-site was commendable, as they quickly intercepted the slipper and averted further disrespect.
This incident has not only caused a stir among Thalapathy Vijay’s immense fan base but also sparked outrage on social media. Fans and followers of Vijay have expressed their disappointment and anger over such a disgraceful act at a solemn event.
The demise of Vijayakanth, affectionately known as “Captain” to his fans, on December 28 following complications from pneumonia and Covid-19, marked a sad day for Tamil cinema and politics. Vijayakanth’s impact on the Tamil film industry has been profound, and his relationship with Thalapathy Vijay was particularly noteworthy. Having acted alongside Vijay in his second film, Vijayakanth played a pivotal role in shaping the early stages of Vijay’s illustrious career. Fondly remembered as “Karuppu MGR” by his admirers, Vijayakanth’s generosity and contributions to the industry have left an indelible mark.
His prolonged illness had led him to maintain a low profile in recent years, with his wife Premalatha taking the helm of the DMDK party. The funeral, meant to be a moment of mourning and respect, unfortunately turned into a scene of unexpected chaos and disrespect towards Thalapathy Vijay.
The incident at the funeral raises serious concerns beyond just a security breach. It underscores the challenges faced by public figures in managing their appearances, particularly during emotionally charged events like funerals. Moreover, this incident has ignited a broader conversation about maintaining respect and decorum in public gatherings, emphasizing the need for civility, especially in the presence of well-known personalities.
The Tamil film industry and its fans are now reflecting on this incident, pondering over the balance between celebrity status and personal safety, and the importance of respectful conduct in public spaces. As the industry mourns the loss of one of its giants, this incident serves as a reminder of the unforeseen challenges and responsibilities that come with public life.