Popular Tamil comedian actor Vadivelu, who had emerged as the star campaigner for the ruling DMK-led Front in the April 13 Assembly polls, today flayed Superstar Rajnikanth for dropping him from his forthcoming film “Raana“.
In a brief chat with reporters after calling on Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi at the latter’s Gopalapuram residence here, he said he was not bothered about being dropped from Rajni’s latest flick Raana, the shooting for which commenced this morning.
Both of them have starred together in several films, including the box office hit “Chandramukhi“. ”Whether it is Raana or Gaana…I am not bothered about it,” Vadivelu said, when asked on being dropped from the film, which would be Rajnikanth’s first period film in his more than four-decade old film career.
”The scenes and seasons will change after May 13 (the day when counting of votes polled in the polls will be taken up,” he said, in a veiled threat to the Tamil Superstar, who Vadivelu said had come and left after getting the blessings of the Chief Minister.
Rajnikanth, who has been close to Mr Karunanidhi, was recently embroiled in a controversy when TV channels showed footages of the actor casting his ballot to the ‘Two Leaves symbol’ of Opposition AIADMK led by J Jayalalitha, at a polling booth in the city.
Both Ms Jayalalithaa and Mr Rajnikanth reside at the posh Poes Garden area. They had cast their ballots at the Stella Maris College polling booth in the city. Though Mr Karunanidhi was reportedly upset with the TV footages, Rajnikanth, who was caught in a piquant position, however, managed to explain the situation to the Chief Minister during the preview of the latest Tamil film ‘Ponnar Shankar‘, for which Mr Karunanidhi had penned the story and dialogue.
Rajnikanth had believed to have told the Chief Minister that he had inadvertently placed his finger that contained the name of the AIADMK candidate when TV channels and photogrpahers asked him to pose for a photo after he had cast his vote.
Exuding confidence of the DMK-led alliance winning more than 200 seats, Vadivelu said the beneficiaries of various welfare schemes launched by the Chief Minister, no doubt, would have voted for the DMK. Referring to a post poll survey predicting 115-130 seats for the DMK-led front, Vaidvelu said ”we will win more than that.
We will win more than 200 seats. I am very confident as I could see the people’s response during electioneering.”