In a recent video interview, Vadivelu said that Chimbu Devan wasn’t efficient enough and Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi worked mainly because of his suggestions.
The comedy actor also mentioned Chimbu Devan’s name without respect and went overboard by saying that Shankar, producer of Imsai Arasan 24am Pulikecei (sequel) is an action director who only knows about computer graphics but comedy is a different department and hence, a free hand should be given to him.
This video of Vadivelu has not gone down well with a section of directors who have now revolted against the comedian. Samuthirakani, Suseenthiran, Venkat Prabhu, Vijay Milton and Naveen have released press statements criticizing how a talented comedy actor like Vadivelu has given an interview without basic decorum and dignity.
They also said that Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikecei is the only hit film of Vadivelu as the hero and only because of his interference, rest of his heroic films tanked at the box office.
They also praised that Chimbu Devan’s films could have been flops but his talent and uniqueness were evident in his works.