South actor Vijay, who will be celebrating his 44th birthday on June 22, has got no plans to ring in his birthday for all the good reasons. As we all know, Vijay fans make sure that they make his birthday special but this time, the actor has got some different plans. According to media reports, Vijay has decided not to celebrate his birthday as a mark of solidarity for the people of Thoothukudi.
The anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district left many families broken. The long protest for the closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin over pollution concerns turned violent on March 23. The fight turned ugly in which 9 people were killed.
Recently, Vijay visited the families of those who died during the anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district. He also handed over Rs 1 Lac to each family.
To people who don’t know, the protestors went on the rampage in the town about 600 km from Tamil Nadu capital Chennai and started Hurling stones and setting government vehicles and public property on fire.
Protesters blame the Vedanta group’s Sterlite plant for health problems and depleting water. The agitation against the factory started 100 days ago and took a violent turn after protesters got to know that the company is planning to expand the four lakh tonne per annum plant.
Earlier, from superstar Rajinikanth to Kamal Haasan, actor Sidharth and many others took to Twitter to condemn the shooting by the police.
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On the work front, Vijay is busy with his upcoming film, with AR Murugadoss. The film starring actor Vijay in the lead role will see Varalaxmi playing a brief role, however, it is being said that her character would be of great importance to the narrative of the story.