Chennai: As film related events go, most are cut-and-dry spectacles to create buzz about an upcoming movie. But the audio launch for upcoming Vijay-starrer Sarkar at Sairam Engineering College on Tuesday night was a different story. While answering questions, Vijay hinted at having political ambitions that go beyond being an upstanding citizen.
The launch saw A.R. Rahman performing songs he had composed for the film followed by a speech by Vijay where he fielded questions from the anchor.
Very sweet of him 👍 https://t.co/aZyDvpyP7F
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) October 2, 2018
After praising A.R. Rahman for his work, Vijay was asked if he would be playing the role of Chief Minister in the film. He replied in the negative. When asked if he had plans to become a real-life CM Vijay answered tacitly “I don’t play a chief minister in Sarkar. But in real life, if I become one I won’t be acting. I will perform the role with honesty. Hypothetically speaking, if I became a chief minister I want to eradicate corruption.”
Vijay has been known to be involved in social issues and has not shied away from speaking up for what he believes is important. Earlier this year he met with victims of the Sterlite shooting and tried to help by donating money to each of them.
Vijay’s entry into politics would follow Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan into the club of actors-turned-politicians.