Recently after actor vijay was questioned by I-T officials last week, he posted a selfie on monday with the words 'Thank you Neyveli'. vijay had been shooting for lokesh Kanagaraj's Master when he was called for questioning. Meanwhile the selfie is from neyveli where he's joined the sets of Master once again and was welcomed warmly by fans. Meanwhile, cadre from the tamilnadu bjp staged a protest at the neyveli Lignite Corporation in Cuddalore district, where the shooting was happening, claiming that vijay should not be shooting at a protected mining area. This, despite the crew obtaining the required permission from the NLC.
Furthermore Vijay's twitter handle mostly has only promos of his films. It's rare for him to tweet casual photographs of himself from the sets. The selfie, therefore, appears to be a response to the incidents of last week. Meanwhile the I-T Department stated that the actor was being probed for the money he received for his last film Bigil, many have said that he was being targeted because he's seen as a political threat to the AIADMK-led ruling party backed by the bjp at the Centre. Though the Income Tax department may have had its reasons to raid financer Anbu Chezhiyan and others associated with him, the issue became political as bjp leaders like H raja targeted Vijay.
Perhaps vijay is considered to be the biggest star of his generation, along with ajith, his close rival. However, unlike the latter who's kept a distance from politics, vijay appears to be keenly interested in joining the game at some point. His seniors in the industry, kamal haasan and rajinikanth, have already taken the plunge though neither has personally contested an election yet. His father SA chandrasekhar has previously said that he'd like to see his son in politics and the actor, too, has given his opinion on political issues whenever he's thought it fit to do so, including at film promo events. His fan clubs are organised and could very well become his political base.