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Tamil superstar Vijay files civil lawsuit against 11, including his parents


According to the lawsuit, which was filed in a city court, nobody can use Vijay’s name to organize public meetings and gatherings.

Vijay in a still from Sarkar (2018)

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Tamil superstar Vijay, seen earlier this year in Lokesh Kanagaraj’s superhit Master (2021), has filed a civil lawsuit against 11 people, including his own parents — filmmaker father SA Chandrasekhar and mother Shobha.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed in a city court, nobody can use Vijay’s name to organize public meetings and gatherings.

Vijay filed the lawsuit against his parents after his father recently revealed that his son is interested in politics and went ahead and registered a party in his name.

Chandrasekhar made his wife Shobha treasurer of the party while a relative, Padmanabhan, was made the president.

In a statement, Vijay clarified that he had not granted permission to anyone to start a party in his name and filed the suit against 11 people to restrain them from using his name to organize meetings or gather crowds.

The case will be heard on 27 September.

On the career front, Vijay recently completed shooting for the Tamil thriller Beast (2022). Pooja Hegde returns to Tamil cinema after a long gap with this project.

If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, Vijay plays a special agent in the movie. If everything goes as planned, the film will hit the screens next year around Pongal.

Director Nelson rose to fame with his Tamil crime comedy Kolamaavu Kokila (2018), which starred Nayanthara as a middle-class working girl who gets mixed up with a drug peddler. He is currently awaiting the release of Tamil action comedy Doctor, which stars Sivakarthikeyan.

Vijay was seen on the big screen earlier this year in the Pongal release Master, in which he played a college professor with a drinking problem. The film, which grossed over Rs200 crore at the box office despite the pandemic restrictions, saw him join hands with filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj for the first time.