Close on the heels of his comments on Sabarimala issue creating a controversy, Vijay Sethupathi has now found himself in the middle of another row, this time for allegedly demeaning Bhagavad Gita.
However, he has issued a clarification stating that he did not demean the holy book of Hindus. In a statement, he said, “My dear people. Not only Bhagavad Gita, I didn’t demean any holy books and will never do in the future.”
Vijay Sethupathi added: “Some anti-social elements have spread this rumor. In any situation, I will not speak anything which will affect the unity and faith of my people”.
It all started when an image of Vijay Sethupathi with News 7 news bulletin backdrop saying that Bhagavad Gita is a fictional work and it’s not a holy book as claimed by many.
It went viral on social media.
Recently, comments made by Vijay Sethupathi over the Sabarimala row have not gone down well with his fans and general public.
In a recent media interaction in Kerala, the actor backed the stand of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the Sabarimala issue, and added that he is a fan of the communist leader.
“The Chief Minister is right on the Sabarimala issue. I don’t understand why there is so much ruckus about it. Women have to bear certain pain every month,” he was quoted as saying.
“We all know why it happens it is a holy thing thanks to which we are here… if there’s no menstruation, there won’t be any men. Hence women are equivalent to Gods,” he added.