Actor-producer Suriya on Tuesday reacted to the debate about nepotism in Kollywood that has been sparked by Bigg Boss Tamil fame Meera Mithun.
Suriya posted a cryptic tweet that read, “I wish to use the time and energy of my brothers and sisters for productive purposes. My heartfelt thanks to legendary director Bharathiraja.” He quote–tweeted another tweet from 2018 that read, “We should not lower our standards in response to substandard reviews. Spend your time and energy in a better way that benefits the community.”
He had tweeted this response after fans were outraged by comments of some Tamil television anchors, who ridiculed the star over his height.
எனது தம்பி தங்கைகளின் நேரமும், சக்தியும் ஆக்கப்பூர்வமான செயல்களுக்குப் பயன்பட வேண்டும் என்பதே என் விருப்பம். இயக்குனர் இமயம் திருமிகு. பாரதிராஜா அவர்களுக்கு என் உளப்பூர்வமான நன்றிகள்.. https://t.co/qR32iviTfO
— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) August 11, 2020
It appears that Suriya wants to make a point that his stand on such matters remains unchanged.
For the uninitiated, Meera Mithun has accused Vijay and Suriya of encouraging nepotism in the Tamil film industry. Her accusations come on the heels of the raging debate about nepotism in Bollywood, following the untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Meera had acted alongside Suriya in the 2018 movie Thaanaa Serndha Koottam.
Meera Mithun has also accused Vijay and Suriya of funding troll farms to target her on social media. She used unsavoury language against Jyothika and Vijay’s wife Sangeetha which provoked fans of the stars.
— Bharathiraja (@offBharathiraja) August 10, 2020
Veteran director Bharathiraja issued a long statement on Monday condemning Meera’s comments. His statement read, “This young woman (Meera Mithun), who has made these statements without maturity, seeking fame, should stop speaking ill of the stars. Those from the industry will not keep tolerating this. I strongly condemn her statements.”