CHENNAI: Confetti rained, balloons floated down, fans whistled, screamed and waved and the flag of actor Vijay’s fan clubs fluttered in the air.
On Sunday, the actor celebrated his birthday, along with his fans, at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium by unveiling the flag—his image in a blue circle on a white background, and the phrases ‘uzhaithidu’ (work hard), ‘uyarndhidu’ (succeed) and ‘unnaal mudiyum’ (you can do it) emblazoned on it.
“With this flag, I am not launching a party or entering politics. A friend of mine from Erode wanted me to have a flag and start a party. I refused to start a party, and so I launched the flag. It is not necessary to be in politics to do good things for the people. All you need is good intensions.”
Actor Vijay’s father director S.A. Chandrasekar said the flag was launched to encourage the fan clubs to keep up their good deeds.
“You cannot build a fan following with money; what you need is a good heart that knows to give. And Vijay’s fans do not have to be told to do good deeds. The flag will show the right path these youngsters must tread.”
Actors Sathyaraj, Nayanthara, Sriman and Dhamu, directors Dharani, Ramana and Prabhudeva, producers R.B. Chowdary, A.M. Rathnam and Kalaipuli Thanu, choreographer Lawrence, cameraman Ravi Varman and FEFSI Vijayan were present.
Police and private security personnel had a tough time controlling the crowd.