The suspense has come to an end as Tamil superstar Vijay has officially announced his departure from acting to enter the realm of politics. Vijay confirmed that he will shift his focus to politics after fulfilling his commitments to ongoing film projects. He made it clear that he won’t be participating in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and will not endorse any candidate.
The actor’s fan organization, initially named ‘Vijay Makkal Iyakkam,’ realized the need for broader societal changes and subsequently rebranded itself as ‘Tamilaka Vetri Kazhakam’ (Tamil Victory Group), unveiling its debut film named “Vetri.” The general secretary of the fan organization, Busi Anand, took the initiative to register the new entity with the Election Commission in Delhi.
The primary objective of this political venture is to address governance mismanagement, combat corruption, and challenge the divisive political culture that exploits caste and religious differences. Vijay, who began his career as a child actor in 1984 under the direction of his father S.A. Chandrasekhar, has cultivated a massive fan base over three decades. In 2009, he transformed his fan base into a political-like entity, complete with a flag and symbol.
Expressing dissatisfaction with both the DMK and AIADMK governments, Vijay has criticized their policies both within and outside the film industry. He has also taken on the BJP, particularly regarding his opposition to the Goods and Services Tax (GST). In the 2021 panchayat elections across nine districts, the fan organization secured victory in 115 seats but faced challenges in municipal elections. The plan is to bid farewell to his acting career through a film produced by TVV Entertainment and then embark on a state-wide tour to prepare for the 2026 assembly elections.