Veteran director S.A. Chandrasekhar has been hitting the headlines lately for his attempt to convert his son Vijay’s fan clubs into a political party. Controversy erupted when Vijay released a statement that he did not have anything to do with his father’s political ambitions and ordered his fans to not support him.
The Revolutionary Director as he was known in the eighties has been giving interviews that he wanted to convert the Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam in to a party for the good of his Vijay and also alleged that his son is in the grip of a toxic group who misguide him.
Meanwhile SAC is currently in Pondicherry shooting for the sensational film ‘Maanaad’ directed by Venkat Prabhu and starring Simbu and Kalyani Priyadarshan as the lead pair. In the film SAC is ironically playing the chief minister and scenes of him along with hundreds of party workers are being shot. Netizens are commenting that it is a good omen for SAC to be acting as the CM in ‘Maanaadu’ right at the time he is starting his new political party.
‘Maanaadu’ is produced by Suresh Kamachi with music score by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film has the ensemble cast of Simbu, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Bharathiraja, SAC, S.J. Suryah, Premgi Amaran, and Aravind Akash among otheres.