Is Vijay Tamil Nadu’s unsung hero?
In June, actors-politicians Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth visited those injured in the police firing that took 13 lives in the anti-Sterlite issue. Another actor to have visited the Sterlite affected area is actor Vijay. Fondly known as Thalapathy, Vijay visited the families of those who were killed in the anti-Sterlite protests. The actor spoke to the family members on the wee hours of Wednesday. It is reported that Vijay arrived in two-wheeler without a camera crew or media team. The images of him visiting the families were captured by residents, which then began circulating. It is also reported that Vijay donated some money to the families.
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This isn’t the first time Vijay has visited a gathering without media attention.
In 2017, he gave a miss to the starry protests held by Nadigar Sangam which was organized to show their support for lifting the ban on Jallikattu. Instead, Vijay was spotted at Marina Beach, disguising his identity by covering his face with a handkerchief. He did so in order to support thousands of youngsters who were eager to lift the ban on Jallikattu and didn’t want to reveal his identity as it would take away the spotlight from the youngsters.
In 2017, Vijay visited the deceased medical aspirant S Anitha’s family in Ariyalur district to pay his tributes to her. The young girl committed suicide as she could not pass the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which is written to secure a medical seat.
Vijay’s silent protests only prove that actor doesn’t care for the attention of the media. He doesn’t want the limelight to shine on him as he believes that the issue is more important.
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