After Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan, will Vijay be the next entrant to the actor-turned-politician club? At the audio launch of AR Murugadoss’s Sarkar, which was held at Sairam Engineering College in Chennai on Tuesday, Vijay not only made a statement that could hint at his political entry but even gave an elaborate speech, much to the surprise of his fans.
When the anchor asked Vijay if he would be seen playing the role of a chief minister in the film, he gave a negative response. When another question soon followed on whether he had plans to become a real-life CM, Vijay replied with a politically-laced statement that may hint at his possible entry into politics.
“If I become the Chief Minister, then I won’t just act like one, but will do my job with sincerity,” he replied tacitly.
The actor also said that if he did become the CM in the future, he would want to root out corruption in the state.
While many have interpreted his statement as a hint at political entry, an analyst told TNM that Vijay was criticising Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan who were into cinema and politics at the same time, dedicating their complete time to neither.
Comparing Sarkar to his previous hit Mersal, Vijay said, “While Mersal had a bit of politics in it, the politics in Sarkar will be ‘mersal’ (superb).”
Making another politically-loaded statement at the event, Vijay said, “People will contest in the elections to form government but we have already formed our sarkar (government) and now we are going to contest in the elections.”
While fans in the audience erupted into loud cheers and applause as he spoke about elections, Vijay clarified that he was only talking about his film and not real life politics.
While concluding his speech, the actor said, “If the leader is just, the government will flourish. But it just takes time.”
Directed by AR Murugadoss, Sarkar is touted to be a political thriller starring Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Radha Ravi in lead roles. AR Rahman has composed music for five songs in the film.
Although this is the first time Vijay has hinted at a political entry, he has recently been actively engaging in and supporting causes such as jallikattu. He even visited the house of medical aspirant Anita, who had killed herself as she could not pass the NEET exam.
Vijay’s father, SA Chandrasekhar, had earlier even admitted in an interview that Vijay had plans to enter politics.
Watch an excerpt of the audio launch here: