Vijay Sethupathi’s benevolent nature comes to light yet again. As he is rocking on the career front with his recent film Vikram Vedha, young social activist and documentary filmmaker, Divya Bharathi, who rose to fame with her documentary Kakkoos, disclosed how the actor called and appreciated her efforts besides undertaking the cost of postproduction.
The film revealed the brutal reality of manual scavenging and caste-based discrimination prevailing in the society.
Divya, who has been selected for the Periyar Socrates Award for her documentary piece in the year 2017, praised Vijay Sethupathi in a Facebook post. After describing how she watched Vikram Vedha at an ordinary theatre in Madurai (as she could not get tickets in multiplexes), and about the audience’s rousing response to the actor’s performance, she revealed Vijay’s benevolent act.
She wrote, “After watching the trailer of Kakkoos, Vijay Sethupathi had called me and discussed at length the politics surrounding the continuance of manual scavenging despite courts banning it. He also said he wanted to help me in some way. He paid Rs 30,000, the post-production cost of the documentary.”...