At the 40th year anniversary of Vijayakanth in the film industry, director SA Chandrasekhar recalled how the DMDK President had helped his son. “My son Vijay wanted to become an actor and I made his first film ‘Naalaya Theerpu’, which was a failure. I thought if Vijayakanth and Vijay act together in a film, it would be a big boost for the latter. When I called Vijayakanth and told him that I would be at his home in five minutes, he came to my house in just two minutes. When I opened about on the remuneration part, Vijayakanth asked me to start the shoot and said that other things can be discussed later. Sendhooraapandi was a hit, what Vijayakanth did to Vijay was really a huge help”, said SA Chandrasekhar who made seventeen films with Vijaykanth.
“You have completed forty years in the film industry but this not the end. Next year, I will make a film with you in the lead my friend”, added SA Chandrasekhar and Thanu who was present on the stage said he is ready to bankroll the film.
Vijayakanth also gave his word that he is ready to act in SA Chandrasekhar’s film. Later addressing his fans, Vijayakanth said: “Everyone should carefully go back to their homes and I thank everyone who came here for me. I’m ready to solve all the issues and help the film industry”.