Tamil Superstar Vijay is poised to enter the electoral battlefield ahead of the assembly election scheduled for Tamil Nadu in 2026.
Superstar Vijay founded a political party in Tamil Nadu, just days after being anointed party chief by Tamizha Vetri Kazhagam (TVK) leaders. Vijay is anticipated to enter the political arena ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly election in 2026. “Tamizhaga Vetri Kazhagam” approximately translates as “Tamil Nadu Victory Party,” Vijay announced that his party will not run in the Lok Sabha elections. The TVK would also not back anyone, as resolved at its recent general and executive council meetings, he stated.
“I have decided to fully immerse myself in the politics of public service and finish the film I have already committed to, all without interfering with my party duties. I see this as my way of showing my appreciation to the Tamil Nadu people,” Vijay declared, according to news agency PTI. The statement sparked spontaneous jubilation among his supporters in the state famed for stars transitioning from film to politics, such as the late stalwarts MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa.
Tamil Superstar Vijay Launches Political Party, Tamizha Vetri Kazhagam.
Vijay, who has appeared in 68 films, is regarded as Tamil cinema’s next Rajinikanth. He has been cultivating political ambitions for more than ten years. He has engaged his fan clubs in a variety of charitable and humanitarian initiatives, including free food distribution, educational scholarships, libraries, nighttime tuition, and even legal assistance. He recently organized a constituency-level program to recognize student high performers in public examinations. He told the pupils that he wanted to learn about leaders such as Ambedkar, Periyar, and Kamaraj. “Take what is good and leave the rest.”
The renowned film director Chandrasekhar is Vijay’s father. Vijay has a cult following in the state and his films frequently tackle important and delicate subjects of public importance. Over the years, a few of Vijay’s films have also adopted contentious positions by criticizing governments.