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vijayakanth spit in press meet on chennai

The Madras High Court today directed police to probe into a complaint against DMDK leader Vijayakanth for allegedly spitting at journalists at a press meet in. The Madras High Court on Friday directed the police to inquire into a for allegedly spitting at journalists at a press meet in Chennai last month. One of the reporters responded saying that if Jayalalithaa calls for a press meet then they will ask, to which he said that everyone is scared of.

vijayakanth spit in press meet on chennai

Can you go and ask this same question to Jayalalithaa? You will never ask her this. This is not the first time Vijaykanth, also known as Captain, has vented his ire on the media and journalists at large. In Aprilat a press meet convened by him in New Delhi, Vijaykanth lost his cool and threatened to throw a microphone at a reporter representing Jaya TV. The reporter had asked Vijaykanth to respond to criticism of his failing to do his duties as an Opposition leader. He should not have done that no matter what the provocation.

DMDK leader Vijaykanth's spitting at a journalist needs a fitting response: Introspection

No one can question the right of journalists to ask questions. It is a right granted to us journalists as part of our profession. He is the Opposition leader in the state and the press has the right to question him. It has led to erosion of ethics and journalistic values in Tamil Nadu. But what Vijaykanth did cannot be pardoned.

Journalists have to do what the management says. Every political party in Tamil Nadu has its own news channel and publication. The same is true of reporters belonging to other politically affiliated channels and publications. They come with an intention.

Madras HC directs police to probe complaint against Vijayakanth

What can you do especially if they are accredited representatives of publications? So-called journalists are preying on this, on a well-known weakness that he has a short fuse and is volatile, so some people exploit this weakness. They feel that there is an urgent need to bring back neutrality and ethics into the profession. Acting career[ edit ] Vijayakanth is one of very few Tamil politicians and actors in political drama to have acted only in Tamil movies throughout his career, though his movies have been dubbed into Telugu and Hindi.

vijayakanth spit in press meet on chennai

He is also known for portraying a village do-gooder. He has acted in more than 20 films as a police officer. By far the most times by any actor of his time in Tamil cinema to have donned the khaki in movies. His subsequent films Agal VilakkuNeerottam and Saamanthippoo are followed box-office flops.

Chandrasekhar ; most of his movies are with him. He was nicknamed "Captain" after the movie Captain Prabhakaran Early career[ edit ] Vijayakanth was booked in Inikkum Ilamaihis first film where he played an antagonist, which was directed by M.

vijayakanth spit in press meet on chennai

His career took off and was remade in HindiTeluguMalayalam and Kannada languages. After this film, Vijayakanth became one of the leading actors of Tamil cinema.

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He acted in various hits such as Vaidhegi Kaathirunthaal In that year, Vijayakanth had 18 releases in Tamil cinema, this is a record and he is the only Tamil actor who has released all his films in one year in the lead role.

The romantic comedy movie Naane Raja Naane Mandhiriin which he is a self-centered egoistic village Zamindar, who makes fun of people was a commercial success. He also acted in Manakanakku"the only film where Kamal Haasan and Vijayakanth worked together till date", followed by the drama movie Oomai Vizhigal It was one of the trendsetters of s Tamil cinema, portraying, unusually, the role of an aged cop.

Though he had little screen time in this multi-starrer, he gave a powerful performance. He also starred in two other hit films that year Paattukku Oru Thalaivan and Ponmana Selvanfollowed by the crime movie Rajanadai and the devotional film Meenakshi Thiruvilayadal at the end of the year.

Action films[ edit ] Vijayakanth acted in several films in the s including Pulan Visaranailoosely based on the life of notorious serial killer Auto Shankar, had R. Sarathkumar portraying the antagonist.

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Selvamanithis film was considered to be one of the best crime thrillers of its time. At the end of the year, he acted in Sathriyanproduced by Mani Ratnamabout an honest cop and a corrupt politician. This can be easily termed as Vijayakanth's best attempt at the cop role amongst the innumerable times he donned the khakhi. This is undoubtedly Vijaykanth's best film and also stands in the list of good cop films made in Tamil cinema. After the success of Pulan VisaranaiRowther decided to make another project with Vijayakanth and director R.

Selvamanititled Captain Prabhakaran It was Vijayakanth's th film, after which he earned the nickname "captain".

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