From a body-shaming victim to a genius filmmaker, Selvaraghavan opens up!

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Last Updated: Tue, May 19th, 2020, 11:22:42hrs
From a body-shaming victim to a genius filmmaker, Selvaraghavan opens up!

Talented director Selvaraghavan has opened up about his cruel childhood days during which he was often bullied by the kids for his physical disability. The director lacks an eye so he was often body-shamed in school. But Selvaraghavan motivated himself that he would become a notable filmmaker someday to change his life forever.

Walking down the memory lane by posting a pic of the fourteen-year-old of him, Selvaraghavan wrote: "Dear selva (age 14) The world is laughing at you about the way you look, because of your handicap, the lack of an eye. Where ever you go people stare at you or mock you. Every night you cry about it. Sometimes ask God "why me? Why did you take my eye?" But don't worry selva. In exactly 10 years you will write and direct a blockbuster hit that will change your life forever. The same world will keep looking at you but not with mocking derision but with respect and admiration. In the next ten years you will make movies that will go down in tamizh cinema history as trend setting cult classics. People will call you a "genius". When people look at you now, they don't see that eye that has haunted you for so much of your young life. They see a man who made a difference to their lives with his movies. So dear boy. Be brave. If God takes something precious from you he will give it back to you in abundance. So cheer up. Smile for photographs (I'm not able to find a single one of you smiling) because in the years to come there will be many pictures being taken of you! Love yourself, Director Selvaraghavan (age 45) This is part of the @mithratrust 7 day kindness challenge. Post a picture of your young self and add a message for the younger you. #kindmindclub #loveyourself".

This inspiring post of Selvaraghavan has won many hearts on Instagram. Selvaraghavan's next is Pudhupettai 2 with his younger brother Dhanush and it will be produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu.