Tamil superstar Vijay's father SA Chandrasekhar has landed in a legal hassle after the Madras High Court ordered a probe into his alleged controversial comments about Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.
In his speech at a local event, SA Chandrasekhar had made a controversial remark on the devotees' offerings to Lord Venkateswara as 'bribery'. "The offerings in Tirupati are nothing but bribery," Vijay's father had said. The incident had reportedly taken place in Chennai in November.
His comments did not go down well with many devotees of Lord Venkateswara. A devotee named VG Narayan of 'Hindu Munnani', which is a religious and cultural organisation in Chennai, filed a petition in the Madras High Court, requesting it to direct the Greater Chennai Police to file a case on Chandrasekhar for his controversial comments.
In his petition, VG Narayan had claimed, "The comments made by Chandrasekhar are not welcomed. They are hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindus."
Last week, the Madras High Court reportedly heard VG Narayan's petition ordered a probe into the alleged controversial comments made by Vijay's father.
Vijay's recent release Mersal courted a big controversy over its alleged dialogue on the GST. The BJP, which was upset with the controversial dialogues, had gone on to attack Vijay. It had even claimed that the actor is Christian and he was hiding his identity to earn his livelihood in cinemas.
However, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam is one of the most adored temples for Hindus. Now, the BJP and other Hindu groups might attack the actor and his father over his religious identity. They might even go on to create a ruckus in the state over the filmmaker hurting the sentiments of the community.