Actor Vijay's father Chandrasekhar responds to controversy over Vijay’s religion and caste. Vijay’s father says that Vijay has no caste or religion. He added that was Vijay’s caste and religion are marked as Tamil during school admissions.
He was speaking during the music launch of the new film ‘Saayam’. ‘Saayam’ is a film that talks about caste in our society.
He said that the film talks about how caste is propagated among school children. Chandrasekhar added that he likes filmmakers who make films that are beneficial to society. He asked what we have done in practice to avoid caste.
He says that when he enrolled his son Vijay in school, he was listed as a Tamil in the caste and religion columns. According to Chandrasekhar, the school authorities initially refused to accept the application form.
“At first they refused to accept the application form. I threatened them that the school would close and that I would protest. Only then did the school authorities approve it. From then on, you can find in all the certificates of Vijay, wherever caste is mentioned, it is given as Tamil;” he said.
We are the ones who give importance to the caste. As I did, if we want, we can all avoid mentioning caste when enrolling our children in school. In this way, we can eradicate caste within the next 20 years;” he added.
Earlier, Sangh Parivar had tried to create controversy by mentioning Vijay's religion. This was after Vijay came out against various stances of the central government.
Recently Vijay had made headlines related to the entry tax case. The Madras High Court division bench quashed the single bench order against actor Vijay in the entry tax case of his imported car. The court also directed to pay the prescribed tax within a week.