In a debate show, Kerala MLA PC George said that more than Malayalam heroes, Thalapathy Vijay enjoys a huge fan base in Kerala.
“I myself saw thousands of fans pouring litres of milk for Vijay cutout's in one of the theaters”, said George in the Kairali TV debate show. Vijay is indeed the numero uno Tamil star in Kerala but calling him as the biggest superstar in Kerala is unacceptable, says a section of Mohanlal and Mammootty fans who are condemning George’s comment on social networking sites.
Previously, Odiyan director Shrikumar Menon also said that fans accept when Vijay’s film raked 100 crores at the box office but criticize the Mohanlal starrer’s opening numbers as box office gimmicks.
Kerala’s Wayanad district sub-collector Umesh Kesavan also became famous for his comment that Vijay’s fan base in Kerala is bigger than Tamil Nadu.