Popular Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi will soon be seen playing the role of a bull tamer in the rural drama ‘Karuppan’. And, these days, he has been busy promoting the film. Yesterday, during a press meet, he was asked whether he will accept a national award if ‘Karruppan’ ends up winning one for depicting Tamil culture. Replying to this, Sethupathi said he will never accept a National award as his state’s pride is more important to him than any such honour. He went on to add that these days the Tamil language is being squeezed into a corner.
“I wouldn’t accept the National award. My people and my state are important for me, first of all. I won’t do that. We are being squeezed by the Central Government. I am already highly worried that our language Tamil has been removed from the train tickets. It angers me so much. I feel we should concentrate more on the action, than emotions,” he added.
Well, this is quite a bold statement and proves that Sethupathi is an outspoken individual. On a related note, ‘Karuppan’ has been directed by R Pannerselvam and also features Tanya in the lead. The supporting cast features names such as Kishore and Bobby Simhaa.
Interestingly, this is a busy time for Sethupathi. At present, besides ‘Karuppan’, he also has ‘96’ and ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’ in his kiity, ‘96’ is touted to be a romantic-drama and also has Trisha in the lead. As far as ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’ is concerned, it is a period-drama and has Chiranjeevi in the titular role.