Though he visited Kauvery Hospital when Karunanidhi was getting treatment there, Vijay did not paid tributes to the DMK president’s mortal remains.
The reason is- The actor is in Las Vegas where he is shooting for Sarkar. Though the shoot was stopped, he was not able to make it to the funeral. On behalf of Vijay, his wife Sangeetha paid her respects to Kalaignar at Rajaji Hall.
Like Vijay, there were other celebrities who could not pay tributes personally. They are Vikram (who is also a relative of Karunanidhi), Shankar, Vijayakanth and Radikaa. But all of them had issued condolence messages.
In his message, Vikram said mentioned that since he is out of the city, he couldn’t pay his last respects to the former Chief Minister.
In an emotional video in which he broke down many times, Vijayakanth said that he couldn’t come to Chennai to pay his final respects but his heart goes out for Kalaignar.
In a Twitter message, Shankar said, “Saddened, hearing about the great leader, Tamil scholar and writer Thiru dr. Kalaignar. It’s a big loss to Tamil and tamilians. Missing badly to pay my respects as stuck in Ukraine . My deepest condolences to his family and followers . May his soul Rest In Peace.”
Radikaa, who is one of the favorite actresses of Kalaignar, is in Singapore for the school admission of her son Rahul, so she was unable to rush back to Chennai.