The news came last Thursday that Tamil industry’s ‘Captain’ actor Vijayakanth is not alive. The actor-leader died of pneumonia and coronavirus at the age of 71. The entire Tamil industry is saddened by his death.
From Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan to Jr. NTR, Trisha, Sonu Sood, Thyalapathy Vijay are all grieving the loss of Tamil Gem.
Meanwhile, the star’s funeral was organized yesterday (December 29). Tamil superstar and Vijayakanth’s friend Rajinikanth appeared there.
A video of Rajini has gone viral. There the star is seen in tears.
Rajni was talking to colleagues while sitting inside the car. Then he cried with emotion.
Meanwhile, Rajni canceled the shoot of his film and came to see his colleague for the last time. He told reporters at the airport, ‘My heart has been burnt to ashes today. Can’t imagine not seeing Vijayakanth again. There was an extraordinary power in him.’
Rajini came to visit his friend after canceling the Charib shoot of ‘Vettain’. Vijayakanth is an icon of the 1980s-2000s. He made his acting debut in 1979 with ‘MA Qajar Inikkum Elamai’. Worked in more than 150 movies. However, he never acted in any film outside the Tamil language. Although Rajinikanth and Vijayakanth share a good relationship, they have acted in very few films together.
He was cremated yesterday with full state honors. Vijayakanth’s death has been cited by many as a huge loss to Tamil Nadu cinema.