Vishal Contest in RK Nagar bypoll as independent Candidate
Actor Vishal has announced that he will be contesting the R.K. Nagar bypoll. Speaking to the media, actor Vishal said that he will state his reasons after filing his nominations. “I am contesting as an independent candidate. I will state my reasons for contesting this particular bypoll after filing my nomination.” The actor is expected to file his nomination on Monday.
Vishal has been vocal about corruption in the film industry and has recently taken on politicians openly. While he criticised BJP leader H. Raja during the Mersal controversy, he also warned politicians not to interfere in the case of suicide of producer Ashok Kumar of Company Productions. “If any MLA or MP interferes, we will take them on,” he said.
He has also been vocal about ensuring transparency in the film industry. Actor Vishal’s close associates say that he has been thinking about taking the political plunge as he is fed up of politics in the State. He is also the general secretary of Nadigar Sangam and was recently elected as the president of Tamil Film Producers Council.