Last year, actress Asin bore the brunt of the opposition of the entire when she had been to Lanka to shoot for her latest Hindi film ‘Ready’ opposite Salman Khan. The opposition died down gradually only when she had her film ‘Kavalan’ releasing early this year. Then Karunas faced stiff opposition when he said he was planning to tour Sri Lanka.
In this backdrop, it’s rather surprising that lyricist Pa. Vijay has openly made an announcement that he would soon be going to Sri Lanka to shoot for his upcoming film. Somehow, his recent trip to Lanka has slipped from the attention by the print and television media. Pa. Vijay had been to Colombo to attend a function at the Colombo University as a ‘special invitee’.
Pa. Vijay, who kept his trip under wraps, could have ‘adapted’ the same secrecy vis-a-vis his speech at the University. Speaking at the venue, Pa. Vijay reportedly said that he would soon be returning to Sri Lanka as he planned to shoot his upcoming film (to be directed by himself) in the Island Nation. Tamil journalists, who got to know about his speech, got in touch with him on his return to Chennai.
Pa. Vijay was very cool when he said that he didn’t belong to any party and was only a lyricist and actor. When asked about what was his view on the widely held perception in the State that Lanka is ‘smeared with the blood of innocent ethnic Tamilians’ and theefore he shouldn’t be shooting there, Pa. Vijay is said to have replied that this was not the ‘right opportunity’ to discuss about that.
Trouble brewing for Pa. Vijay?