At a time when many in the film industry, including superstar Rajinikanth, have appreciated the Centre for its decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status Jammu & Kashmir, Vijay Sethupathi has slammed the government over the issue.
In an interview to SBS Tamil Australia, a radio channel, on the sidelines of the Indian International Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia, he quoted Periyar EV Ramasamy and said that the decision of the Central government is undemocratic and unconstitutional.
He said: “This is against democracy. Periyar had said earlier itself that people themselves should decide on their problems and issues. Can I interfere in the affairs of your house? It is you who live there and know what is best for you. I can be concerned about you, but cannot impose my decisions on you. These are two different things.”
Stating that the reports he read on Kashmir caused him great pain, he added: “As people living outside Kashmir, we can be concerned about them, but we should not step in to offer suggestions.”
Vijay Sethupathi also revealed that he would act in a film with Bollywood star Aamir Khan. “We are in talks and details will be announced soon,” he said.