Vijay on Wednesday thanked his fans and supporters in the film industry for defending his film Mersal, which mocked GST and demonetisation and was criticised by BJP leaders.
His thank you meesage broke almost a week’s silence by the actor after the film was attacked. In his message, for the first time, the actor also used his full Christian name, C Joseph Vijay.
The actor said,”Mersal has been highly successful but has faced some opposition. But my friends from the film industry, actors, directors, producers, the Nadigar Sangam, Film directors’ association, the South Indian film artistes association, national leaders, the media, my fans and friends have given a befitting reply to this opposition and supported Mersal.”
Vijay thanked everyone for their support as well as for the success of the film.
“Mersal has gotten a great response and has been hugely successful, but the film has also faced a bit of opposition,” Vijay said in the press note, which bore his full name and ‘Jesus Saves’ in bold letters.
The actor’s religion was called out by BJP leader H Raja, who alleged that Vijay’s Christian faith was the reason behind a sequence in Mersal, which stresses the need for hospitals over temples.