With Nadigar Sangam elections around the corner (June 23), the two contesting teams Pandavar Ani headed by Nasser, Vishal and Karthi and Sankaradas Ani with Bhagyaraj and Isari Ganesh helming it are gearing up with their promo campaign to garner the votes of 3,166 members of the sangam.
Under the circumstances, a campaign video unveiled by Pandavar Ani and uploaded on Vishal's YouTube channel - Vishal Film Factory - has shocked Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, who has come down heavily on Vishal on her twitter account.
Varalaxmi, who had earlier shared a close friendship with Vishal, was miffed that her dad Sarathkumar (who's staying away from the current election politics) was dragged into the poll affair with allegations from the past aired about him when he was with the Sangam and which are yet to be proved. Clippings from his speech in support of the Radha Ravi group in the last elections were aired in the video.
Vishal and Sarathkumar had an unpleasant relationship in the past. The Sandakozhi actor and his team had alleged that Sarathkumar and Radha Ravi had mismanaged Nadigar Sangam’s funds and its functions. Sarathkumar and Radha Ravi were removed from the primary membership of Nadigar Sangam and cannot cast their votes in the forthcoming SIAA elections.
Varu shared a statement on her social media handle saying that Vishal has resorted to cheap measures and that she had lost all respect for him. She said Vishal is a true actor at least off screen and he has lost her vote.
“Dear Vishal, I’m saddened and shocked at how low you have stooped down in your recent election campaign video.. any respect I have left for you is now gone.. it's so sad to see you harp on my father's past especially when you have NOT been able to prove squat.. since you keep saying the law is the highest.. according to that same law any person is innocent until proven guilty.. if he was guilty he would have been sentenced by now .. So have some class and grow up.. when you make such cheap videos it shows your class can't blame you, I guess cos that's the way u have been brought up.. let's not behave like you are saint.. I think we all know your double standards and your lies. If you were such a saint I don't think people from your own so called pandavar ani would have left and created a group just to bring you down. If you are so proud of what you have done why don't you showcase that instead of bringing down my dad when he's not even involved this time. so many people can't be wrong about you .. all this time I respected you and I have been there for you as friend always. Now you have taken it too far..it's so sad instead of making a positive video about the things you have achieved you resorted to the lowest form of campaigning. Well, I guess you are a true actor at least off screen after all..!! Like you say I really hope the truth prevails.. Well, you just lost my vote. God bless”, Varalaxmi posted on her Twitter page.