Vijay thanks fans: Mersal movie were in talks in the past as it was criticised by BJP leader as it has scenes which mocked GST and demonetisation. Vijay finally broke his silence against the issues raised on the movie and wrote a note of thanks to his fans and supporters. In his message, for the first time, the actor also used his full Christian name, C. Joseph Vijay.BJP national secretary H Raja had pointed out that Vijay was Christian, while criticising the film and targeting the actor. Vijay, who issued a note on a letter pad with his name in red and bold, wrote “Jesus Saves”. He said Mersal has been highly successful, but faced some opposition too. “My colleagues in the film industry, actors, directors, producers, organisations representing actors, directors, some of the renowned national leaders, media houses and my friends have given them a befitting reply. I thank all of them who supported Mersal,” he wrote.S A Chandrasekhar Vijay’s father who is a known face in the Tamil film industry in support of his son said,“Why is a national leader worrying about my son’s Christian surname? Why is that significant in the life of an artiste? What is the problem even if he is a practising Christian? We see cinema as a medium, but they see it as a weapon and get scared of dialogues”.
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