The almost-forgotten comedian Vadivelu has put up a brave face indeed. The comedian, who was an integral part of almost every second film hitting the screens not so long ago, hasn’t had a release in almost 10 months except for Prashanth’s Mambattiyan and Ramarajan’s Medhai. Both the films, which released in a space of few weeks, were launched more than two years ago and had been lying unreleased for a long time
Vadivelu’s bad spell started in the run-up to last year’s April Assembly elections in the State when he campaigned extensively for DMK, the erstwhile ruling party, and its allies. As it turned out later, the DMK was routed in a historical verdict given by the people. As such, Vadivelu’s position became untenable as he couldn’t go back to DMK nor seek friendly ‘atmosphere’ in AIADMK.
Apparently not to irk the present day ruler, not many producers and directors are willing to cast Vadivelu in their films. This has resulted in an ‘unofficial’ boycott of the comedian who hasn’t signed up any film for the past several months. Vadivelu, who appeared in a Natham Court in connection with a ‘violation’ case filed against him by the Election Commission, spoke to newsmen outside the Court.
“I shall continue to act in films what else would I do At present, I’m playing a hero in a new film and have utilized the gap in a meaningful manner to prepare for the role. The hiatus is a planned one on my part (?!) ..I shall continue to act I’ll always be there to entertain the people. I don’t want to say anything about the present political situation,” said Vadivelu.
When asked to comment about rumours of him willing to align with the ruling AIADMK, Vadivelu said that he can’t reply to skeptic questions.