Renowned filmmaker Mani Ratnam recently shared his perspective on the ongoing fan wars between Thalapathy Vijay and Ajith Kumar on social media. In a candid discussion as part of a panel with other Tamil directors, Ratnam expressed his views on the impact of social media on film discussions.
During the round table discussion with Galatta Plus, Mani Ratnam highlighted the negativity that often arises from fan wars on social media. He likened these debates to random roadside arguments, emphasizing that such discussions lack the depth found in more serious platforms.
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The esteemed director noted that the anonymity provided by social media platforms allows individuals to express opinions, sometimes in a venomous manner. He appreciated instances where discussions focus on the quality of a film rather than mere box office collections.
Trisha Krishnan, who has collaborated with both Vijay and Ajith, responded to Ratnam’s remarks by liking two posts featuring this part of the discussion. While Trisha didn’t offer a direct comment on the subject, her engagement with the posts garnered attention.
Trisha, who recently worked with Vijay in “Leo,” has a history of successful collaborations with Ajith in films such as “Yennai Arindhaal,” “Mankatha,” “Ji,” and “Kireedam.” Rumors are circulating about a potential reunion with Ajith for the upcoming film “Vidamuyarchi.”
As the industry grapples with fan wars on social media, Mani Ratnam’s perspective sheds light on the need for constructive discussions that go beyond superficial preferences. Stay tuned for more updates on the evolving dynamics in the Tamil film industry.