Vijay Sethupathi is a well-known actor in South films. Recently he has been honoured with the National Award. But as soon as he got the National Award, he got embroiled in controversies.
On November 2, Vijay was suddenly attacked by a man at the Bangalore airport. This person tried to kick Vijay. After this incident, Arjun Sampath, leader of a pro-Hindu group from South India, has announced that whoever kicks Vijay Sethupathi will reward him.
Tamil Superstar Vijay Sethupathi
— Janardhan Koushik (@koushiktweets) November 3, 2021
What did Arjun Sampath say?
Arjun Sampath runs the official Twitter handle of a pro-Hindu group – Hindu Makkal Katchi. He wrote that Arjun Sampath had announced a cash award for kicking actor Vijay Sethupathi. He has insulted Ayya Thevar. Unless Vijay Sethupathi apologizes for his mistake, he will be given a reward of Rs 1001 for every kick he keeps kicking.
Arjun Sampath announces cash award, for kicking actor Vijay Sethupathi for insulting Thevar Ayya.
1 kick = Rs.1001/- for any one who kicks him, until he apologises. pic.twitter.com/Fogf7D9V7S
— Indu Makkal Katchi (Offl) 🇮🇳 (@Indumakalktchi) November 7, 2021
Why the reward for kicking?
Arjun Sampath has said in a conversation with Spot News 18 that he has made this announcement after the incident at the airport with Vijay Sethupathi. According to Sampath, he did this because Sethupathi has insulted Thevar Ayya. Sampath said that he talked with Maha Gandhi, who attacked the actor. Gandhi said that he attacked because of the actor’s sarcastic remarks.
Arjun Sampath said in a conversation with Spot News 18,
Maha Gandhi wanted to congratulate Vijay Sampath on receiving the National Award. He went to compliment, but Vijay Sampath made a sarcastic remark saying that there is nothing like a nation in it.
After this, when Maha Gandhi invited Vijay to attend the Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar puja, the actor again replied sarcastically that the only Thevan (God) in the world is Jesus. Due to this, there was controversy. Sethupathi has insulted Pasumpon and the nation.”
According to Arjun Sampat, he announced a reward for kicking only after talking to Maha Gandhi. Sampath also says that if Vijay Sethupathi has not said anything controversial, he should publicly deny the allegations. Let us tell you that after the incident at the airport on November 2, Vijay Sethupathi had called it a minor dispute in a conversation with the media.
Who is Pasumpon Muthuramaling Thevar?
Pasumpon Muthuramaling Thevar was a freedom fighter and a spiritual leader, having worked with Subhas Chandra Bose. He was born on October 30 1908, at Pasumpon in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. He is worshipped like a god in many areas of South India. On October 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Pasumpon Muthuramaling Thevar on his 114th Thevar Jayanti (Guru Puja).