Vijay Sethupathi quotes Periyar, slams govt on scrapping Article 370

Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi.

Tamil film actor and National Award winner Vijay Sethupathi has slammed the Centre’s move to scrap Article 370 during an interview with SBS Tamil Australia, a radio channel.

Sethupathi, while criticising the BJP-led NDA government, quoted Dravidian icon Periyar EV Ramasamy and said, “Periyar has already said, people should solve their own problems. We can only express our opinion on the issue but we cannot force someone to take it. We can only suggest something, good or bad. But people who are going through the pain will only know what has exactly happened. It is their call to take the suggestion or not. This applies to everyone, every situation.”

Vijay Sethupathi was in Melbourne to accept the ‘Best Actor’ award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne for his role as a transgender person in the film ‘Super Deluxe’.

His comments came after Rajinikanth congratulated the government on Sunday (Sunday 11) for revoking Article 370 in J&K. Lauding Union home minister Amit Shah, Rajinikanth said, “My heartfelt congrats to you for mission Kashmir. The speech you delivered in Parliament was fantastic.”

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