Vadivelu reacts to Contractor Nesamani setting social media on Fire with #Pray_For_Neasamani memes!
PUBLISHED DATE : 30/May/2019
Tamil cinema witnessed history when a 18 year old fictional character played by comedian Vadivelu set the social media on fire, inducing an influx of memes and jokes.
Contractor Nesamani, a painter-on-the-go Vadivelu played in Siddique directed Friends gained worldwide attention after a comment made by one Vignesh Prabhakar on a Pakistan based Facebook page called 'Civil Engineering Leaners' snowballed into a twitter phenomenon.
Following the storm, people have been curious to know what Vadivelu himself thought about this sudden insurgence of his almost 2 decade old character and the actor in various interviews has humble attributed this recognition to director Siddique and his fans. Excerpts of Vadivelu's statements to various media platforms can be found below:
News7 Tamil: "..I am content with becoming worldwide famous..This victory is given by God Grace.."
TOI : “Everything that you see me saying or doing in the film, it was all Siddique. He is a great director. Even the name Nesamani was coined by him.. All praises should go to Siddique sir and the people. There is no Vadivelu without them”
TNM : "What? It has become famous across the world? Oh god. It has gone to America and everywhere? Thank you.."
Vadivelu's screen presence has reduced over the years which has left millions of his fans disappointed and with this trend one hopes that the actor who is affectionately known as 'Vaigai Puyal' makes a comeback to Tamil films.