Vadgam constituency MLA Jignesh was in Chennai earlier this month and celebrated Pongal with Ranjith.

MLA Jignesh Mevani to make a cameo in Pa Ranjiths nextFacebook/Pa Ranjith
Flix Kollywood Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:38

Earlier this month, Jignesh Mevani, the independent MLA from Gujarat, met with Tamil director Pa Ranjith on January 14 at the latter’s residence in Chennai. The two of them celebrated Pongal together.

Their meet was highly discussed by many. Now, director Ranjith has confirmed that the politician will make a cameo in his upcoming Tamil film.

In an interview to The Indian Express he has said that it was wonderful meeting a young leader like Mevani and that he will play a role that suits him. The two also seem to have discussed various issues including Dalit rights.

Director Pa Ranjith is currently wrapping up the shoot of his upcoming Rajinikanth starrer Kaala. The film is about oppressed Tamil people in Mumbai. Known for his politically vocal films like Madras and Kabali, the director has also been active in other pro-Dalit movements in the state. He has frequently asserted his belief that art is political.

Pa Ranjith also recently initiated The Casteless Collective, a 19-member music band comprising entirely of Tamil gaana singers. After performing at an event in the city on January 6, the initiative received praises from many.

His production house, Neelam Productions, has been encouraging several inspiring youngsters in their debut directorial ventures. The recent documentary on love, life and suicides among lesbian women, Ladies and Gentlewomen, directed by Maalini Jeevarathnam was also produced by Pa Ranjith.

Neelam Productions' earliest venture was in 2016 with the release of two documentaries - Dr. Shoe Maker and Beware of Castes: Mirchpur.

Vadgam constituency MLA Jignesh was in the city for The Hindu Lit for Life recently. At the event, he spoke about the problems faced by many Dalits in Gujarat and also on his plans for his constituency.

It was during this time that the two met in Chennai. Director Pa Ranjith took to Twitter to express his happiness in meeting Jignesh.