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Vijay answers fans on cola controversy, Kaththi

Actor Vijay in a still from ‘Kaththi’

Actor Vijay in a still from ‘Kaththi’   | Photo Credit: Spl

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The usually-reticent actor, Vijay, surprised Twitterati by answering their questions in a candid manner on Saturday evening.

Actor Vijay has deliberately stayed away from taking any questions from the media even after some of his films have been embroiled in political controversies.

In the wake of his self-imposed media exile, Vijay’s efforts to answer questions directly from his fans thrilled them.

He was frank when fans asked what he thought of political parties attempting to stall the release of his latest film, Kaththi.

Replying to >a question posed by a fan (@gouthamk11), the actor said (through >Twitter handle @vijay_cjv), “They broke the windows of the theatres. The ticket booking wasn’t opened until midnight. Yet, in 12 days, the film is said to have collected Rs. 100 crore.”

He also broke his silence on the much-debated issue of why he chose to act in a film critical of cola companies when he has endorsed a popular cola brand in the past.

The actor said he doesn’t endorse the popular cola brand anymore and that he agrees with the views of Jeevanandham, the character he played in the film.

“When I read the script of Kaththi, it made sense to me and I voiced it through Jeeva’s character. I am a normal person who has corrected himself after realising I have been wrong on certain issues,” he said.

He also nudged those who were quick to criticise him on this point to be as critical of political parties when they indulge in doublespeak.

“I will be extremely happy if people start questioning political parties when they make electoral alliances,” he said. The actor also said he was aware that people traded insults on online social networks and appealed to his fans to abstain from doing so. “It’s unfortunate. I request my fans to stop this and focus their energy more on social issues,” he said.

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