(This article is authored by Alar)
The veteran comedian Vadivelu, who has teamed up with Vijay in many blockbuster films, has given a sarcastic response to the question of Vijay’s political entry. Vadivelu, who is famous for his rib-tickling comedy and witty one-liners, was recently spotted at the Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy temple, where he had some special prayers.
He was surrounded by reporters who asked him about his views on Vijay’s political aspirations. Vijay, who is one of the most powerful and influential stars in Tamil cinema, has recently announced his entry into politics, launching his party, Tamilaga Vettri Kazhagam, and declaring that he will contest in the 2026 elections.
Vadivelu, who has himself participated in politics in the past, said that anyone can join politics, and anyone who has the passion to serve the people can enter politics. He then mentioned some actors who have switched from cinema to politics, such as T. Rajendar, Ramarajar, and Bhakyaraj. He welcomed Vijay to politics and said that no one has the right to stop others from entering politics.
However, Vadivelu’s tone was mocking, as he also advised some of the reporters to start their own political parties. Vadivelu’s humorous comments have gone viral on social media, and many fans have enjoyed his sarcastic way of handling the tricky topic.
Vadivelu and Vijay have worked together in several films, such as Friends, Vaseegara, Bagavathi, Madura, Sachein, Pokkiri, Villu, Sura and Kaavalan, Mersal, and their chemistry has always been a treat for the audience. Vadivelu has also been outspoken about his political views, and he has campaigned for the political parties in the past.
On the work front, Vadivelu is last seen in Mamannan, who will join Malayalam star Fahadh Faasil next for a new film titled Maareesan, a road-comedy drama directed by Sudish Shankar. Maareesan, which marks the 98th production venture of RB Choudhary’s Super Good Films, has music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, The film also boasts of a star-studded supporting cast, which makers yet to be announced soon.