Acclaimed actor Vijay Sethupathi has landed in a controversy, of sorts, for his remarks on the Sabarimala issue, that rocked Kerala in recent few weeks.’Makkal Selvan’ was in Kerala’s Alappuzha district recently for a shoot, said he is a “big fan” of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The actor also hailed the CPI-M leader for the way he handled the Sabarimala issue.Tamil Nadu was hit by Cyclone Gaja when Kerala was dealing with the consequences of the floods. Still, his government contributed Rs 10 crore to the relief funds. I will be always grateful for that,” he added.
The superstar questioned the validity of the argument that portrays women”impure” because of the menstrual cycle and also commented on the controversies surrounding the Sabarimala temple. The Chief Minister is right on the Sabarimala issue. He questioned why is there so much ruckus about it. Women have to bear certain pain every month. We all know why it happens it is a holy thing thanks to which we all are here. It is much easier to be a man and people should understand that.
Not surprisingly, his comments didn’t go well with a section of people on social media, who had been opposing the way Vijayan had handled the whole issue, where police protection was provided to women if they wanted to enter the temple. Some people slammed Vijay Sethupathi for not having a complete overview of the sensitive issue and even called for a boycott of his films.Vijay Sethupathi, who was last seen in Petta, has several projects in the pipeline, including Thiyagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe and Seenu Ramaswamy’s Mamanithan. The actor will also be making his Malayalam debut with the Jayaram-starrer ‘Marconi Mathai,’ and his Telugu debut with the star-studded historical film, ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.’