A year into the Thalaivaa ban episode and Vijay's relationship with Chief Minister Jayalalitha appears to be back on track. It was during the same time last year his much-hyped movie was banned in the state without giving a proper reason. The state government had denied its any role in the episode but the theater owners, who had refused to screen the movie in the state, admitted in secrecy that there were external forces behind the ban on the Tamil flick.
The Illayathalapathy, who was quite upset with the government
for not helping him during the tough times, was made the scape goat
in the entire episode. Political and film industry observers had
felt that Vijay paid the price for having on and off close
proximity with certain political parties. First, he had good links
with the DMK but when it soared and he started facing troubles from
them, he shifted his loyalty to the AIADMK.
Vijay had campaigned for the AIADMK during the last assembly
elections. Post elections, his relationship with the party strained
for some reasons and it possibly back fired for Thalaivaa.
Coincidentally, the actor has made his first move to woo the Chief
Minister exactly after an year. Thalaivaa was supposed to release
on August 8, 2013.
Vijay, a few days ago, attended the protest against the Sri
Lankan government for publishing an offending article about Chief
Minister Jayalalitha. In the meet, he said that he felt as if his
mother has been insulted.
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He condemned the insensitive article published on the Sri
Lanka's defence ministry website and said that it was an insult to
J Jayalalitha. His words were welcomed by the audience, who were
present at the event.
Political observers say that by participating in the protest,
Vijay has made his first move to resolve his differences with the
AIADMK. There are also people, who thinks that the actor took part
to avoid any troubles for his forthcoming movie
This gesture of Vijay has gone well with a section of AIADMK men
and now they are thinking of sorting out the differences.
We have to note that at the same stage he buried the hatchet
with producer Keyyar, who has not been in good terms with the