Actor Vijay files civil suit against parents for using his name


Tamil superstar Vijay has filed a civil suit in a Chennai court against 11 people including his parents, S Chandrashekhar and Shobha Sekhar, and functionaries of Vijay's fan club for using his name over political purposes. The court is likely to hear the civil suit on September 27.

The news of Vijay filing a case against his own parents came to light on Sunday.The development comes after Vijay's father SA Chandrasekhar to allow a registered society of their's son's fans to contest as independent candidates in the local body election.

The Vijay Makkal Mandram had announced that they would be contesting the rural local body elections to be held on October 6 and October 9 in nine Tamil Nadu districts, and Vijay contended that it was his parents who had permitted the registered society of his fans to contest elections as independent candidates. Vijay had distanced himself from the activities of the Vijay Makkal Mandram, a society registered by his father.

Moving the Madras High Court in January this year, his counsel said that Vijay’s father had registered a political party named “All India Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Mandram”, without his consent.