Actor Vijay Sethupathi is gradually establishing himself in Hindi as well as having a large body of work in Tamil. At a Bollywood Hungama event, the actor allegedly talked to fans about one of his most well-known movies not being nominated for an Oscar.
‘I was shattered, It was politics’
As many may remember, Vijay won awards in 2019 for his performance as Shilpa, a transgender character, in the Tamil film Super Deluxe. His admirers were startled to learn that Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy had been sent to the Oscars instead of the movie they had anticipated being India’s official submission.
He shared at an event, “It was heartbreaking for me and the team of Super Deluxe. I was shattered, but it’s politics. We know that something happened. It’s not because I was in that film. Even if I were not in that film, I would’ve wanted that film to go there. Something happened in between and I don’t want to talk about that. It’s unnecessary.”
About Super Deluxe
Super Deluxe, which was directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja, featured a star-studded cast that included Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Fahadh Faasil, Vijay, Mysskin, Mirnalini Ravi, and others. In his part, “Shilpa’s Story,” Vijay related the story of a mother who underwent gender-affirming surgery and was trying to get back in touch with her son and family. In addition to Vijay, Ashwanth Ashokkumar received praise for his portrayal of Rasukutty, the son. For the movie, Vijay took home the National Award for Best Supporting Actor.
On January 12, Merry Christmas, which was directed by Sriram Raghavan, will be released in theaters in honor of Pongal. Both Tamil and Hindi were used for simultaneous filming. Daniel B. George and Pritam composed the soundtrack for the movie. To pique viewers’ interest, the creators created separate trailers for the two languages.