As we all know, Ilayathalapathy Vijay was launched into the Tamil film industry by his film-maker father SA Chandrasekhar. But, did you know that the Kaththi star was put to test by his own dad?
Yes, when Vijay opened up to his father about his acting aspirations, the veteran film-maker was reluctant about his son's decision.
Like any son, Vijay too, had the backing of his mother and hence Chandrasekhar finally decided to offer Vijay a role in his film.
In an attempt to teach the then young Vijay the hardship involved in acting, the Naan Sigappu Manithan director decided to make his son act in an emotional scene first up.
In the scene, Vijay had to defend his mother from his drunkard father, trying to assault his wife. Vijay also had to utter an emotional dialogue, asking his father to stop his assaults on his mother.
While usually these type of scenes will require the acting prowess of an expert, Vijay, to his father's astonishment pulled off the act in his very first attempt.
SA Chandrasekhar, in an interview had admitted that he knew his son would go on to scale great heights in the field of acting, as soon as he witnessed Vijay's acting skills in his first movie.