Not often one gets to see the bigwigs of Kollywood’s entertainment industry wishing ex-chief minister J. Jayalalithaa and seeking her blessings in return. This has often happened in case of Kalaignar, though. Probably an indication of things to be expected at the State Assembly elections scheduled for next summer, this occurred recently.
Filmstars have mostly avoided participating in the function or event which featured J. Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK supremo, who is believed by many on the comeback trail in the political waters of Tamil Nadu. The trend, however, appears to be changing as leading stars paid obeisance to her at a recent marriage ceremony, not dissimilar to the way her party activists usually do!
The marriage reception of the son of Saidai Duraisamy, Secretary of the South Chennai District of AIADMK, took place on Saturday. Jayalalithaa, who graced the occasion by her expected presence, blessed leading stars Ajit and Vijay who first wished her as a mark of respect.
Jaya had reportedly traveled all the way from Kodanadu to take part in the marriage reception ceremony, held on the sprawling lawns of the YMCA grounds at Nandanam. MDMK’s Vaiko, PMK’s Dr. Ramadoss and BJP’s L. Ganesan and many other political stalwarts took part in the event. Ajit, who had come along with his actress wife Shalini, went to Jayalalithaa and paid obeisance to her with his wife in tow.
Ajit then spent some time talking to the AIADMK chief. Vijay, who had also come to attend the function, was only spotted by Jaya as she was getting into her car. She then beckoned to him and spoke to him for a few moments, blessed him and left the venue.