Though it’s not official, it is being widely rumoured in Kollywood and spoken in hushed tones that ace comedian Vadivelu could very well find himself in trouble in the backdrop of the change of guard in the State. The actor’s active campaigning (which later turned ineffective, though) for the opposition alliance in last month’s elections has made his life miserable in the post-election scenario.
Sources close to the beleaguered comedian, who is said to be fearing attack on his life at any moment, say that the actor indulged in a full-throttle campaign only after ‘seeking clearance’ from the family deity at his native place. Little did he expect that the campaign would go awry and people’s mandate would be so different and decisive.
He is also getting advice from his well-wishers to align himself officially with the erstwhile ruling party but is said to be feeling ‘hesitant’ to do so. The actor, who surprisingly has no project on his hands at present, is said to be ‘cornered’ by his political adversaries. Rumours suggest that an ‘unofficial ban’ has been imposed on him wherein producers and directors have been ‘instructed’ not to sign up Vadivelu for their future projects for the next five years.
Only the film-makers owing allegiance to the erstwhile ruling party might sign up Vadivelu for their films, it is said. Martin, whose proximity to Kalaignar is well-known, is said to be planning to cast Vadivelu in his upcoming film.