(This article is authored by Alar)
Actor Vishal, who was rumoured to join politics after Vijay’s announcement, clarified that he is not planning to enter the political arena anytime soon. He said he is grateful to the people of Tamil Nadu for their support and recognition, and he wants to continue his social work through his fan club and his mother’s foundation.
The speculation about Vishal’s political entry was sparked by the recent announcement of Thalapathy Vijay, another popular actor, who said he would launch his own political party soon. Many fans and media outlets wondered if Vishal, who is known for his outspokenness and activism, would follow suit and contest in the upcoming elections.
However, Vishal put an end to the rumors by issuing a statement on February 7, in which he said he is not interested in politics at the moment. He shared a statement in Tamil, "I am forever indebted to the people of Tamil Nadu who recognised me as an actor and social worker in the society. With the aim of helping people as much as I can, from the beginning, I thought that my fan club should not be treated as an average club, but it should be run to benefit people. We have been running the fan club with the aim of doing our best for those who are in need."
He also revealed his plans to create a people’s welfare movement, which will work at the district, constituency and branch levels. "The next step is to create a people's welfare movement and work district-wise, constituency-wise and branch-wise. Through the 'Devi Foundation' run in the name of my mother, we help many poor and needy students every year. We are also helping affected farmers." added.
"I meet people in many places where I go for shooting and listen to their basic needs and grievances and fulfill their demands through my people's welfare movement. I have never expected political gains while indulging in welfare activities. If nature demands, then I will not hesitate to speak for the people in future," he ended.
அன்புடையீர் வணக்கம் pic.twitter.com/WBkGmwo2hu— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) February 7, 2024