At a meeting organised by the Nadigar Sangam in Chennai last year to protest a newspaper report Actor Vivek made some “inflammatory remarks”. And now on Monday the actor called upon a press meet and apologised for “hurting the sentiments of media persons”
Speaking to reporters, the actor said, “I owe my growth in the film industry to the media. I had no other support than the press when I stepped into acting in 1987. Since then, you (journalists) have been encouraging me.”
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“I always have a huge respect for the press. But some remarks I made during the meeting had unfortunately hurt you all. Those words were out of frustration and they were later misquoted and misinterpreted. I never intended to insult the media, which is the reason behind my success,” he added.