It was SA Chandrasekhar who crafted Thalapathy Vijay's career. Having introduced him to cinema and directing many of his initial films, SAC did his best to bring Vijay to a respectable position in Tamil cinema. Today, he enjoys the title of Thalapathy among his fans. However, he has also been in the news for his rumored fallout with his father, SA Chandrasekhar. Though SAC and their wife Shoba have spoken about miscommunication between them, Vijay tried to rubbish the rumors when he greeted them at the Varisu audio launch at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. In a recent interview, SAC opened up about his relationship with his son, Thalapathy Vijay.
Speaking to Indiaglitz, SA Chandrasekhar said, "I have never let Vijay down. Generally, it is said that sons like their mothers more than their dads. But Vijay is in contrast to that, he likes me more. However, we don’t interact much. We both still know our mutual love for each other.”
He further added, "My issue is that… you all keep saying that he has become this Thalapathy, but to me, he still remains like that 5-year-old kid. Even now, when I look at him, I see the little boy who I used to punish with a small ruler whenever he failed to do his homework. It might seem wrong from your perspective, it might be wrong, but a few mistakes might have happened due to my love for him. Let’s forget about it.”