Vijay vs Ajith: Wait till the climax of this blockbuster-in-the-making

Actor Ajith Vijay Tamil Film
Actor Vijay's connections to politics go beyond the recent IT raids, as is evident in his films and actions outside them whereas actor Ajith has kept away from politics | Image - Eunice Dhivya

On February 5, Neyveli — a staid township in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district — suddenly found itself caught in the middle of an action movie. Neyveli hadn't witnessed such a huge flutter even when popular actor Vijay landed there four days before to shoot for his upcoming film Master.

As everyone was busy filming a fight sequence, Income Tax sleuths appeared from nowhere and walked up to Vijay. They were there to question him for alleged tax evasion. He was brought to Chennai. In the next couple of days, news channels kept flashing details of raids at his house, questioning and summons issued to the actor by the I-T department.

While the sudden development would have made any other celeb run for cover, on his return to Neyveli on February 10, Vijay posted a selfie on Twitter — the actor standing atop a van with a massive crowd in the background.

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