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Tamil actor Vijay tells fans not to celebrate his birthday: Reports

The actor, who will turn 46 on 22 June, has apparently requested fans to stay away from all celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Tamil actor Vijay, who will turn 46 on 22 June, has apparently asked his fans not to celebrate his birthday in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

According to a report by India Today magazine,  “Vijay has personally requested his fan clubs in every district to not indulge in any kind of celebrations amid the COVID-19 scare. N Anand, head of the Vijay Fan Club Association in Tamil Nadu, has conveyed the same to the actor's fans across the country.”

Every year, Vijay’s fans celebrate his birthday in a big way, from organizing re-release shows of his films to carrying out several social activities. However, this year it will all be all quiet.

On the career front, Vijay is looking forward to the release of the film Master (2020) next. Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, the film will see the actor in the role of a college professor. Vijay Sethupathi will be seen playing the antagonist. Malavika Mohanan, who made her Tamil debut in Rajinikanth’s Petta, plays the leading lady. The film also stars Andrea Jeremiah in a key role.

Vijay was last seen playing duals roles in Bigil (2019) directed by Atlee Kumar. The film, which also starred Jackie Shroff and Nayanthara, went on to earn over Rs300 crore at the box-office and was the highest grossing Tamil film of 2019. 

Meanwhile, Vijay will soon team up with AR Murugadoss or with filmmaker Sudha Kongara for his next Tamil yet-untitled project. Talks have already been initiated.

Sun Pictures will be bankrolling the project. An official announcement regarding the project is expected to be made this month. It is learnt from reliable sources that Sun Pictures has already paid the actor an advance of Rs50 crore as remuneration for this project.

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