A few days ago, actor Vishal received a major setback when his nomination papers for the upcoming RK Nagar bypoll were rejected by the Returning Officer much to the dismay of his well-wishers. Now, the star has written a hard-hitting open letter to the people of Tamil Nadu and addressed the situation. Addressing his desire to enter politics, he said that he went to contest the bypoll in order to serve the people to the state and strive for their welfare. He went on to add that the way in which is nomination was rejected was totally ‘unethical’ and marked the ‘burial’ of democracy.
“I am obliged to inform the People of Tamil Nadu that I decided to Contest in R.K.Nagar By-Election on my own and without the influence of any Political Party or any individual whatsoever, but only with pure intentions to Serve the People from the bottom of my heart. The rejection of my nomination paper was totally unethical & unjustified and the events that followed are there for all the People of Tamil Nadu to see and understand that democracy has been buried to the ground,” he wrote.
Vishal further added that state government should take note of the missing fishermen issue and strive to resolve it ASAP.
“In this hour, there are much more significant issues like Kanyakumari Fishermen issue for us to support and concentrate on than me contesting in the By-Election. I request the State Government to give Top Priority in this regard to find the Missing Fishermen. Let us all join together to lend a helping hand to search and bring back the lost Kanyakumari Fishermen to their families and loved ones,” added Vishal.
On a parting note, the ‘Poojai’ actor wrote that his tryst with politics is far from over as he will soon make a comeback and serve the people of Tamil Nadu with all his heart.
“I thank all the good-hearted people in RK Nagar, across Tamilnadu and across India including the press, the police, the advocates, political leaders, my fans, friends, family and all well-wishers who supported me and stood by me. I will continue to serve the people and fight for democracy and will return to politics in full swing,” added the star.
Well, we wish Vishal good luck and hope that he finds success in whatever he does.
In case you did not know, sometime ago, Vishal had revealed that current Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and the late APJ Abdul Kalam are the reason he decided to enter politics.
“I look up to these two people. I haven’t met Arvind Kejriwal but he is a people’s leader. I’m not going to be a politician and will remain a commoner. I want to be the voice of RK Nagar. I want to be the representative of the people and I’m not going to be a full time politician. I have no long-term plan. It is just a gut feeling and I want to contest the election,” Vishal had told a daily.
On the work front, Vishal was last seen in ‘Villain’ and impressed fans with his act. The film was crime-thriller and saw him work alongside the legendary Mohanlal. ‘Villain’ also featured Hansika Motwani and popular Mollywood star Manju Warrier in the lead. Talking about working with ‘Lalettan’, he had that it was a surreal and unforgettable experience.
“Face to face with him, the intense dialogues and the off-screen experience, it was all surreal for me. He is an actor who emotes through his eyes, and very accommodating too. I have seen very few superstars who give so much scope for co-artists to perform and outscore. Hats off to him, for his maturity and dedication to the profession,” Vishal had told a leading daily.
Interestingly, ‘Villain’ opened to a good response at the box office despite receiving mixed reviews and helped him add a new dimension to his career. Talking about the film’s success, he had said that ‘Villain’ worked courtesy its winning script.
“When the story was narrated by Unnikrishnan, I knew it had a winning script. Now it has been proved with its success,” he had added.
At present, he has ‘Irumbu Thirai’ in his kitty. In it, he will be seen alongside Samantha Akkineni and ‘action king’ Arjun. It is slated to screens next year.