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Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi attacked by man at Bengaluru airport over denied selfie

The actor's entourage was on its way out of the airport when the attack happened.

Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi attacked by man at Bengaluru airport over denied selfie
Bengaluru, First Published Nov 3, 2021, 10:46 PM IST

Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi was attacked at the Bengaluru airport by a man following an altercation that reportedly erupted as the actor's entourage was on its way out of the airport. The video was reportedly shot on Tuesday night. A short clip of the incident has now gone viral. 

The video shows an individual running in from behind, jumping and kicking the superstar just as he and his team of bodyguards and personal assistants were walking away. The video shows the actor trying to intervene in the melee. Media reports cited Bengaluru airport police as saying that the man, who attacked the star was in an inebriated condition. The man had reportedly approached the actor for a selfie, but after the latter realised that the person was drunk he turned down the request. Following this, the actor's personal assistant pushed the man away from the actor.

The airport police said that the person, whose identity was not revealed at the time of filing this report, took offence and charged at the entourage. The CRPF personnel broke the scuffle. Reports said no case had been registered so far against the attacker

Sethupathi was in New Delhi recently to pick up the National Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Thiaragarajan Kumaraja's Super Deluxe. The movie, one of the most discussed of 2019, had Sethupathi essaying the role of a transgender named Shilpa. Besides Sethupathi, the cast of Super Deluxe also included Ramya Krishnan, Fahaadh Faasil, Mysskin, Gayathrie, Samantha, Bhagavathi Perumal and Ashwanth.

Trivia: Vijay Sethupathi is called 'Makkal Selvan' by his fans. Reason? The 49-year-old has so far delivered over 50 successful movies in his career. Some of his films that got the box office cash registers ringing include Vikram Vedha, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara, Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom.

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