(The article is authored by Alar)
The actor and Social Justice People’s Party leader Sarathkumar paid a visit to the family of an Ajith fan who tragically lost his life in an accident on the way to see Thunivu on FDFS on 11th January. The unexpected tragic incident occurred at the Rohini Theatre in Chennai when the fan named Bharath Kumar was died after falling from a moving truck. Thunivu was directed by H. Vinoth where the movie was released by competing with Vijay's Varisu.
To console the family, actor Sarathkumar took a personal visit to the family and paid floral tributes to Bharath's portrait placed in front of the student's house. Sarathkumar further addressed the bereaved family, expressing his condolences and promising to do whatever he can to help the family. Then Bharath's mother said that we are comforted by the fact that you came and consoled us when there was no consolation from actor Ajith's side. Sarathkumar played a father to Vijay in Varisu, which released on the same day of Thunivu release.
Addressing the media reporters, he said, "In the end, he was a movie fan, and it's the responsibility of everyone in the film industry to express their sorrow to his loved ones." He expressed his grief and said that it was the duty of every individual in the cinema industry to console the bereaved family, and that money cannot bring back a person once they are gone. He added, "And I have not given him any financial help, will he come alive if I give him money? ". He said that he has told the party officials in this area to do anything else to help the family.
As per reports, the 19 year old fan lost balance and fell down from a truck while dancing ahead of the first show of the film. He sustained severe back bone injury and rushed to hospital but it was too late to be saved. The police report earlier stated, "Bharath Kumar, a fan of actor Ajith Kumar, who jumped in excitement from a slow-moving lorry succumbed to injuries on Poonamallee highways near Rohini theatre, Chennai. Case registered. He had come to watch Thunivu film's 1 am show at the theater"