Udhayanidhi has assured that his films from now on won’t be
featuring sequences depicting him or others taking liquor. Of
late, most of the Tamil films invariably have a sequence wherein
the hero or the comedian or the villain sits casually in a bar
sipping alcohol. It’s almost as if there has been an unwritten
rule in existence which forces film-makers to ensure that such a
sequence is present in their films.
Tamil audiences youths in particular, who idolize their
on-screen heroes, tend to take after the alcohol-drinking and
smoking habits occasionally indulged by their favourite heroes
in films. Keeping this in view, many social service
organizations and social activists have been appealing to
frontline heroes to ensure that their films don’t feature
smoking or liquor-drinking sequences.
Both Oru Kal Oru Kannadi and Idhu Kathirvelan
Kaadhal, films in which Udyahanidhi had essayed lead roles, had
liberal bar and drinking sequences. However, Udhayanidhi has now
assured that his films in future would no more be featuring such
“I come from a family which preserves and protects tradition. As
such, I shouldn’t be saying or doing something which might set a
wrong precedent for others to follow. I have informed directors
of my films not to make smoking/drinking sequences part of the
script. I can now assure everyone that such sequences won’t be
present in my future films,” says Udhayanidhi.