Tamil filmmaker Vignesh Shivan recently found himself in a social media mishap when he inadvertently liked posts related to the rumored fallout between Thalapathy Vijay and director Lokesh Kanagaraj. This sparked controversy and led many to believe he was endorsing trolls. Later, Vignesh Shivan clarified the situation and extended his apologies to fans.
On October 8, Vignesh Shivan unintentionally liked posts concerning the speculated discord between Thalapathy Vijay and Lokesh Kanagaraj, as well as another post regarding Nayanthara and Trisha. These actions drew attention on social media, with some interpreting them as support for trolling. Realizing the misunderstanding and facing criticism from fans, Vignesh Shivan took to X (formerly Twitter) to express his regret for not thoroughly examining the content of the posts before liking them.
In his apology, he stated, “Dear Vijay sir fans, Loki fans… sorry for the confusion. Without even seeing the message, the context, or the content of the video or the tweet, by just seeing Loki’s interview, I liked the video! Because I am a big fan of his works and his interviews and the way he speaks! I am also eagerly awaiting the grand release of Thalapathy Vijay sir’s ‘Leo.’ By impulse, I just liked seeing Loki bro’s image in the interview, like the same way I saw a shot of Nayan in a video clip where she had performed brilliantly, and it was one of my favorite shots, so I instantly liked that tweet also. My bad! I didn’t even see the video inside or read the tweet involved in both the cases! Should have been careful! Sorry. So it’s a silly mistake from my side! And I express my apologies to all the good Thalapathy fans across the globe.”
He further conveyed his excitement for the upcoming release of Vijay’s film ‘Leo,’ scheduled for October 19, and urged fans to focus on celebrating the film instead of dwelling on his social media mishap. “Waiting to see the blockbuster movie on 19th October with the same excitement as you all! So please stop wasting your time in commenting more about this silly mistake and start celebrating ‘LEO’ and all the good work that’s been put into it! God bless,” he added.
On the professional front, Vignesh Shivan’s most recent project was ‘Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal,’ featuring Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, and Samantha. While he was initially set to direct Ajith Kumar in a film for Lyca Productions, creative differences led to the project’s cancellation.
Currently, the filmmaker is engaged in pre-production work for his upcoming venture with Pradeep Ranganathan, known for ‘Comali’ and ‘Love Today.’ Further details regarding the film’s production, cast, and crew will be announced in due course.