Actor Vishal has refuted recent reports suggesting his plans to establish a political party. In a statement released on Wednesday, he clarified his intention to continue aiding others through a people’s welfare movement, focusing on district-wise, constituency-wise, and branch-wise initiatives in Tamil Nadu. Notably, this announcement coincided with actor Vijay’s revelation of his political party, ‘Tamilaga Vettri Kazhagam.’ Expressing gratitude to the public for recognizing him as both an actor and social worker, Vishal emphasized the altruistic goals of his fan club, aiming to benefit the people rather than operating as a conventional fan club. He highlighted the philanthropic efforts of the ‘Devi Foundation,’ named after his mother, which annually aids the underprivileged, students, and farmers. Vishal concluded by asserting his commitment to speaking for the people in the future if circumstances necessitate it, affirming his focus on public welfare.
Meanwhile, Rathnam marks the third collaboration between Vishal and Hari, following their successful ventures with the 2006 film Thamarabharani and the 2014 film Poojai. The movie stars Priya Bhavani Shankar as the female lead, and notable actors like Yogi Babu, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Samuthirakani, and Murali Sharma will play significant roles. Produced by Stone Bench Films in association with Zee Studios and Invenio Origin, the film boasts the musical expertise of National Award winner Devi Sri Prasad, while M Sukumar handles the cinematography.