From being a small actor to emerging as a top star and winning the Nadigar Sangam election, Telugu-born actor Vishal has come a long way indeed. He also attempted to foray into mainstream politics by contesting from RK Nagar by poll, after Jayalalitha's death, but Election Commission has declined his nomination for reasons best known to all. But, the Secretary-General of Nadigar Sangam is not ruling out his return to politics in Tamil Nadu.
Mr Vishal, the 41-year-old son of veteran film producer G.K Reddy who made several films in Telugu and Tamil, has gained following among masses with his films and with his actions, he indicated that he could perform well in politics as well. Undeterred with the setback he encountered while trying to contest for RK Nagar by poll, the actor is keen to contest the by-election of Tiruvarur, which is set to go to polls after the demise of former CM and DMK chief M Karunanidhi.
The Election Commission of Tamil Nadu is likely to issue the notification for by-election very soon and Vishal has reportedly revealed that he will fight the battle as an independent candidate. "I will continue to serve politics with same commitment and I am keen to empower the people by a special campaign that no person should take money for voting."
On another hand, Vishal has set up a 3-member committee to investigate the grievances of women who come out revealing their #MeToo moment. Also, the actor asked the accusers to come up with a piece of evidence to investigate the #MeToo cases of Kollywood.