Chennai: Close on the heels of the audio launch of Bigil, the Sri Sai Ram Engineering College in Tambaram who hosted the event is in a soup now. Reports said that a notice has been issued by the Higher Education Department to Sri Sai Ram Engineering College seeking clarification on how the educational institution permitted the audio launch to be conducted on the premises. Sources say that officials had questioned as to why the college authorities allowed conducting a film event where politics was discussed.
At the audio launch of Bigil, which took place last Thursday, Vijay touched upon the prevailing political situation in Tamil Nadu. He spoke about techie, Subhashri’s death and also launched a verbal attack on the State government.
He said, “It’s only when people place the right persons for the appropriate positions, everything will be alright. People with the right skills must be employed in each industry. You can’t entrust a person who knows how to braid flowers to man a fireworks shop.”
This witnessed strong opposition from the ruling government. Several AIADMK Ministers questioned his remarks. They accused him of performing a publicity stunt on stage to promote his film.
Vijay also said that it was unfortunate that we lost Subhashri in an unfortunate accident due to the illegal hoardings and banners. He said, “The lorry driver has been arrested and the banner maker has been arrested. But, those who must be behind the bars are still roaming free.”
The actor has left for a vacation to London with his family. Bigil, directed by Atlee features Vijay in dual roles. A sports drama, it features him as a football coach and a local dadha. Nayanthara is the heroine. Music was composed by A R Rahman. It will be releasing in time for Deepavali. Vijay’s next role will be in a film by Lokesh Kanakaraj of Maanagaram fame.