Vijay Sethupathi’s dig at Hindi audience; says people here don’t take him seriously

Tamil superstar Vijay Sethupathi, who will be next seen essaying the role of a cop in the upcoming streaming series ‘Farzi’, took a dig at the Hindi-language audience, saying he isn’t taken seriously until he works with the big talents of Bollywood.

Vijay Sethupathi’s dig at Hindi audience

The 45-year-old’s contribution to cinema with stunning performances in films like Super Deluxe, Vikram Vedha, Master, and much-recent Vikram has left a major impact on the audience. After making an impact in the South, the actor was confident he would receive the same response in the Hindi belt too. He decided to work with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in Atlee Kumar’s film ‘Jawaan’ and with Katrina Kaif in ‘Merry Christmas’. Yet, Vijay feels that the Hindi audience acknowledges him on the basis of the projects he’s doing with Bollywood stars.


Recently, the Farzi team held the trailer launch event in Mumbai, and Vijay took a dig at the North audience. The actor stated, “Whoever asks me that I am doing a Hindi project, I have to say I am working with Shahid then only they say, ‘oh wow, okay’.”

Celebrities matters

He added, “So, I have to say I am working with Shah Rukh sir, I am working with Katrina Kaif, then only they respect me. So, it depends on the artist who I’m working with.” Speaking about his experience while working with Shahid, Shah Rukh Khan, and Katrina, Vijay added that they were all very comfortable, and they are like brothers to him.

‘Farzi’, which marks Vijay Sethupathi’s debut on the streaming platform, has been created and helmed by Raj & DK of ‘The Family Man’ fame. But Sethupathi refuses to call it a debut in the OTT.


“I don’t know how to say it’s a debut because I don’t see it as a debut. In 2010, I debuted as a hero. It’s been 12 years. I did about 55 films. It’s like I am going back as a kid again, so I don’t think it’s a debut,” Sethupathi said.

“For me, in a short film or a feature film, every scene is a film. We are putting the same kind of effort for each and every shot to impress the audience,” he added.