Recently, Dhanya Rajendran, editor-in-chief of The News Minute, wrote a simple tweet on Jab Harry Met Sejal -- that she walked out of the film halfway through, while she waited till interval for Vijay's Sura (2009). After the tweet went viral, several Vijay's fans trolled, abused and threatened Dhanya Rajendran for criticising a film that released eight years back. Breaking his silence, Vijay on Wednesday issued a statement and asked his fans not to abuse women and that everyone has the right to like/dislike a film.
In the statement written in Tamil, Vijay said, "I am someone who respects women a lot. Everybody has the right to criticise anyone's film. It is my view that no woman should be spoken of in a demeaning way for any reason or any time. Everyone has to praise womanhood. I request that nobody should share hurtful and wrong views about women on social media."