Vijay Sethupathi cuts birthday cake with a sword; sparks debate, actor apologises
"Several people have told me that this is setting a bad example. In future, I would be more careful with these things," the actor said.
A recent photo of Vijay Sethupathi cutting cake with a sharp sword has led to a massive uproar on social media, with several people criticising him for romanticising crime and violence. The actor, who is celebrating his 43rd birthday, subsequently released a statement apologising for the same. He explained that the particular photo was taken three days back at the shooting spot of his upcoming film with director Ponram, in which the sword "plays a pivotal role."
"According to the story of the film, a sword plays an important part in the protagonist's life. So I used it to cut the cake with the crew. Several people have told me that this is setting a bad example. In future, I would be more careful about these sensitive things," he wrote and also apologised for the incident.
Vijay Sethupathi, who plays the ruthless Bhavani in the recently released Vijay-starrer Master, will join hands with Vetrimaaran for the first time for an upcoming project with Soori in the lead. Apparently, the actor has already joined the sets and he’s believed to be playing a crucual role. He also has projects like Tughlaq Darbar and Vignesh Shivn’s Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kadhal, which also stars Samantha Akkineni and Nayanthara, in the pipeline.