Comedian Vadivelu’s ‘agonizing absence’ from the film industry continues. The actor campaigned for the erstwhile ruling party in last year’s Assembly elections and found himself on the wrong side of the fence when the election results delivered a ‘historic rout’ of the party and its allies for whom Vadivelu campaigned non-stop for many days.
In the changed political atmosphere in the State, no director or producer worth his money is willing to sign up Vadivelu in order not to earn the wrath of the party in power. As such, Vadivelu hasn’t signed up any new movies for close to an year now. The comedian, though, has been putting up a brave face saying that he was on an ‘extended rest’ from the entertainment industry.
In the meantime, his mother fell ill and has been admitted to a leading private hospital in Madurai. On hearing the news, Vadivelu air-dashed to Madurai from Chennai to be with his mother and render all kinds of help to her. Readers might recall that Vadivelu hails from the Iravathanallur village near Madurai. His mother had been living in this village along with her two sons.
Vadivelu has been residing in Chennai for the past many years now. When Vadivelu came to know about the hospitalization of his mother, he rushed to Madurai by the next available flight from Chennai. Vadivelu’s mother has been admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Madurai where she is said to be critical but not serious.