While the entire Tamil social media is celebrating the achievement of actor Vijay Sethupathi in winning the national awards for the first time in his acting career, a video of the actor saying that he won’t accept the award from the central government is doing rounds. In the four year old video, Vijay, while replying to a reporter, could be seen saying that he won’t accept the national award from central government due to the way they oppress language Tamil and people of Tamil nadu.
“Thank you Director #ThiagarajanKumararaja & each and everyone 😍😍 Super Deluxe #Shilpa” said Vijay Sethupathi in his social media handles by adding a posted of Super Deluxe to express his happiness on getting nationally recognized.
A picture of himself celebrating the feat by cutting cake with the crew members of “Vijay Sethupathi 46” also did rounds Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Almost all the celebrities of Tamil and other film industries wished Vijay Sethupathi for choosing to play the role of Shilpa. Check out their wishes below :
Congrats 🥳 herovae😇@VijaySethuOffl well deserved🥳 #Kaathuvaakula oru NationalAward😇— Vignesh Shivan (@VigneshShivN) March 22, 2021
Congrats 🥳 Dhanush sir for making this a habit now !
Awesome 👏 @immancomposer when u put in ur everything&God supports,miracles happen!
Congrats to all the winners around the country😇 pic.twitter.com/3szGqs4Act
Congrats @VijaySethuOffl for bagging national award !!!!— Vivekh actor (@Actor_Vivek) March 22, 2021
Yet another time, d feeling of owning the award ourselves. This man has been choosing all kinds of characters, breaking all the set rules n shining through his work. His ‘Shilpa’ n d way he understood that character is just so beautiful. Congrats @VijaySethuOffl naaaa🤗❤️😍— Vivek Lyricist (@Lyricist_Vivek) March 22, 2021
As a fan of @itisthatis sir, wanted this gem of a Tamil/ Indian cinema to win more awards. Nevertheless, happy that it is getting the national recognition. Congratulations to @VijaySethuOffl sir for the well deserved award 🙂 pic.twitter.com/E9qRG8QcWG— Karthick Naren (@karthicknaren_M) March 22, 2021
தமிழ் திரையுலகம் நம்மை கௌரவப்படுத்தியிருக்கிறது! தேசிய விருது பெற்ற "அசுரன்" படக்குழுவினருக்கும் சிறந்த நடிகராக தேர்வாகியிருக்கும் தனுஷ் @dhanushkraja அவர்களுக்கும் சிறந்த துணை நடிகராக தேர்வாகியிருக்கும் @VijaySethuOffl அவர்களுக்கும் மனமார்ந்த வாழ்த்துகளை தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறேன்!— Dr C Vijayabaskar (@Vijayabaskarofl) March 22, 2021
Meanwhile, a twitter media user came up with a tweet recalling a statement made by actor Vijay Sethupathi in the press meet of his film “Karuppan” which took place four years ago.
ஏதோ ஒரு பேட்டில நேஷ்னல் அவார்ட் கொடுத்த அத வாங்க மாட்டேனு விசே சொன்னதா நியாபகம்…🤔🤔 எங்கெருந்தாலு எடுப்போம் அத… https://t.co/UjewBg5xsb— நா தான்பா (@nanthanpa2) March 22, 2021
Video of the same is also trending in Internet where the actor could be seen answering to a reporter in a way of condemning the central government. “Would you receive the national award from the central government amidst this NEET issue if it was given to you for acting in this culturally significant film ?” asked the reporter.
“This question is being asked in advance. You don’t have to worry, I won’t accept the award. My place and my people are important for me and I won’t be doing it” the actor says amidst the loud claps of the reporters. Further Vijay Sethupathi expressed his disappointment over Tamil language getting removed from train tickets and requested people not to get emotional and to focus on progressive actions.
Watch the video below :