The statement comes on the heels of an incident in which his fans trolled Dhanjya Rajendran, a journalist, on social media for making unsavoury remarks about one of his films.
Ignore negativity around you, Tamil actor Vijay tells fans
Chennai - 21 Aug 2017 11:39 IST
Tamil actor Vijay has urged his fans to ignore the negativity around them and continue with their business.
The statement assumes significance as it comes on the heels of an incident in which his fans trolled Dhanjya Rajendran, a journalist, on social media for making unsavoury remarks about one of his films. The actor made this appeal at the audio launch of his film Mersal that was held at the SDAT stadium in Chennai on Sunday, 21 August.
The function was attended by music director A R Rahman, director Atlee, actresses Kajal Aggarwal and Samantha, among others.
Earlier in the month, he had issued a statment asking his fans not to abuse women on social media.
Speaking at the audio launch, Vijay spoke about how he handles negativity.
"When I go to other places, I meet some friends who discuss with me a lot of things. When we talk like that, there have even been arguments. One thing that is commonly asked is about the negativities. They ask me how I handle the negativity that is around me. Simple. Ignore it. Ignore it and continue with your business. They will scream and wear themselves out. This has happened lots of times in my life and that is why I am saying this. Please don't react for unnecessary things," he said.
However, the actor was quick to add, "At the same time, they will not allow us to live in this world. They will try to pressurize us from all sides. There is no other go. We have to overcome all of that and come up. If everybody likes us, then, will life not become a bore? Life will be interesting and fun only when if at least some of them don't like us."
He suggested that being a loving person gets one friends. "At the same time, we have to look at who is with us. There are people who will shower love and affection if you have beauty and wealth. If you are with love, even the 10 people who prefer your company will be loyal. I think I am loving and that is why I have got all you true friends. I think what I have earned more than my hits and blockbusters is you," the actor said to a packed stadium, who greeted his comments with loud cheers.
Further he went on to share a saying that he liked. "They say two things define you. Your determination when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. It's easy. Follow it," the actor said.