Actor Thalapathy Vijay, who announced his foray into politics, has now issued a statement thanking people for their support. In his statement, he wrote, “Greetings to all. I profusely thank from the bottom of my heart respected leaders of various political parties, beloved film fraternity friends, affectionate brothers, sisters, and mothers of Tamil Nadu, my dearest and always encouraging media friends, last but not the least, my huge pillar of support ‘En Nenjil Kudiyirukkum Thozargal’ (my followers who live in my heart) for wishing me on my new political journey for the welfare and victory of Tamil Nadu.”
Vijay announced the name of his political party, Tamizhaga Vetri Kazhagam, last week. He added that he will quit cinema after his current commitments end and said he will pursue full-time politics and his party will contest in the 2026 Tamil Nadu assembly election.
In his long official statement, Vijay said that though his fan club, Vijay Makkal Iyakkam, has been doing social work for many years, there is a need for political power to do the same in a full-fledged manner.
The statement read, “You all are well aware of the political situation of Tamil Nadu. On one side, we have a dysfunctional administration and corrupt political culture, and on the other, we have divisive politics that aims to divide people along the lines of caste, creed, and religion. Both impede our progress.”
“Politics is not just another career for me. It is a sacred people’s work. I have been preparing myself for it for a long time. Politics is not a hobby for me. That is my deepest desire. I want to fully involve myself in it,” he continued.
Vijay is currently filming his next, ‘GOAT.’ He also has ‘Thalapathy 69’ in the pipeline.