In the recently held first look launch event of Sivakarthikeyan's upcoming film Remo, filmmaker-writer Vignesh Shivan had thanked Anirudh and the makers of the film.
Vignesh, who has penned a song in Remo, said Anirudh had kept him busy when he was struggling to find new projects and that's how he became an affluent lyricist.
Though his speech, that lasted for not more than 2 minutes, wasn't controversial, ardent fans of Simbu have taken offence as Simbu was the one who introduced Vignesh as a director and lyricist.
Looks like they were upset that the Naanum Rowdydhaan director failed to thank Simbu, so much so that, Vignesh had to clarify things.
"I have not mentioned that Anirudh sir introduced me to lyrics! Please don't make this up like that! I have said he has always supported me from the struggling times.. STR sir gave me my first film yes but after the film, I went through a struggling phase and many people have helped me cross that including Simbu sir himself..
At that time Anirudh used to gimme work opportunities through lyrics n music videos which kept me active n take care of my family..
Dhanush sir later gave me another chance for living through Naanum Rowdydhaan n I have really worked my way here..
It would take 15 minutes for me to say the whole history in the shortest form n Remo stage had only a minute for me and I thanked the team around here n it's their stage!
It would have not been appropriate to start from my first film," (sic) Vignesh Shivan posted on his social media page.
Meanwhile, Vignesh, is working on his upcoming directorial Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kadhal. The film, which has Vijay Sethupathi in the lead, will feature two prominent actresses of Kollywood.
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