During the 2011 assembly election campaign, Vadivelu had commented against Rajinikanth after he was not included in the cast. The comedian, who was quizzed about his exclusion from Rana, replied that he does not care,whether it is Rana or Gana!
Vadivelu, who shared a good rapport until then, created a furore in the Tamil film industry with his statement. Later, Rajinikanth reportedly refused to meet him, when he went to meet the superstar in a hospital in Chennai during his ill. Meanwhile,there were reports that Ganja Karuppu was roped for the comedian role.
However, Rajinikanth has now excused him and has reportedly told the makers of the film to include him in the cast.