Vijay is currently filming in Kashmir for his movie “Leo.” Vijay and Trisha lead in the Lokesh Kanagaraj-directed film Leo, which also features Arjun, Sanjay Dutt, Priya Anand, Gautham Vasudevan Menon, Mysskin, Mansoor Ali Khan, and Mathew Thomas.
Seeman, the founder of the political party Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK), has recently requested actor Vijay to assume responsibility and change the title of his upcoming film, “Leo.” Some members of NTK have claimed that the title is an insult to their Tamil culture, and as such, it should be changed.
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Seeman Urges Vijay To Take Responsibility and Rename ‘Leo’
According to reports, the film’s title, ‘Leo,’ is derived from the astrological sign Leo and the lion symbol. In a recent interview with the media, politician, and film director Seeman reportedly stated that actor Vijay should assume the responsibilities of a public figure and change the title of his film “Leo.” Reportedly saying that since the Tamil audience will be viewing the film, the title should be in Tamil rather than English. Seeman added that the populace should safeguard the Tamil language before it becomes extinct.
“Tamizhans are only watching the film, and we should protect our mother tongue from reaching extinction, and even brother Vijay has that responsibility. Tamil titles were used in films, and now it’s changing, and English titles like Bigil are being used, and it must be changed.”
Seeman has taken a stand on the issue, requesting that Vijay take responsibility for the film’s title. Seeman argues that actors and filmmakers are responsible for being culturally sensitive and accountable for the content they produce. He believes that Vijay, as a famous actor with a large following, has a particular responsibility to be aware of the impact of his work on different communities.
About Leo: A Star-Studded Gagster Movie By Lokesh
Lokesh Kanagaraj will direct the forthcoming Indian Tamil-language gangster action film Leo, which he co-wrote with Rathna Kumar and Deeraj Vaidy. Anirudh Ravichander will create the soundtrack. It is produced by S. S. Lalit Kumar under Seven Screen Studio, with Jagadish Palanisamy as co-producer. The film stars Thalapathy Vijay and Trisha Krishnan alongside an ensemble cast. The film has received a “UA” rating from the Central Board of Film Certification.
The film was officially announced in January 2023 under the tentative title Thalapathy 67, marking Vijay’s 67th film as a leading actor. A few days later, the title of the film was announced. Principal photography began in the same month in Chennai and Kashmir irregularly. The project is expected to conclude in May.
Anirudh Ravichander composed the score, marking his fourth collaboration with Vijay after Kaththi (2014), Master and Beast, and his third with Lokesh after Master and Vijay. Sony Music India purchased the music rights for 16 crores ($2.0 million). The two-minute promotional video for the song “Bloody Sweet” was released on 3 February 2023. The release date for Leo has been officially announced as October 19th, 2023.
The controversy surrounding the film ‘Leo’ is an important reminder of the responsibilities of actors and filmmakers in the film industry. Seeman’s request to Vijay to take responsibility for the film’s title highlights the industry’s need for accountability and cultural sensitivity. Ultimately, it is up to actors and filmmakers to be aware of the impact of their work on different communities and to take an active role in shaping the industry in a positive direction.