Tamil actor Vikranth who is currently participating in the “Survivor” show hosted by Action King Arjun, opened about how “Thalapathy” Vijay helped his family during the tough phase for the first time to his co-participants. Vikranth said that Vijay gave his family a house to live while they were struggling to pay rent. The “Paandiya Naadu” actor thanked Vijay for the kind gesture through the show and said that he never shared about the same in public before.
Vikranth is a cousin of actor Vijay and nephew of Vijay’s parents Shoba and S.A Chandrasekhar. He debuted to Tamil film industry as an actor through a film named “Karka Kasadara” and went on to act in a number of films as lead before venturing to multi-starrer films such as “Muthuku Muthaga”, “Gethu”, “Pandiyanaadu” etc. The actor was last appeared in “Bakrid” before entering “Survivor” show as one of the contestants.
The most awaited reality game show “Survivor” got inaugurated a couple of months ago with action king Arjun hosting the show. Some of the popular faces such as Vikranth, Nandaa, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, Besant Ravi, Shrusti Dange, Vijayalakshmi, Saran Shakthi took part in the show as participants. The show is slated to be aired on Zee Tamil during 9 : 30 PM from Monday to Friday. The 14 contestants who took part are aiming to win the prize money of Rs. 1 crore.
The show is all about having the contestants stranded in an isolated place. They are expected to perform highly risky tasks which they will have to win in order to gain food, water and other essentials to survive in the island. Initially, the contestants were asked to perform tasks in group and the individual tasks were conducted as well. Now, in one of the recent episodes, Vikranth shared about how his family struggled during early 90s and how Vijay played a major role in helping them out from the hardships..
“No one except my family know about this particular matter. My Family struggled a lot during 1991-1995. We did films and it didn’t go well and we were forced to do more films to compensate the loss. My father sold his properties to make film and a CD of the film got leaked from a lab. We filed a case regarding it and the case is still pending” Vikranth shared to his co-participants.
“We couldn’t even pay rent to the house we were living. I still remember the bad words uttered by the house owner. At that time, my cousin brother Vijay Anna called us and bought us a home. Life became better after that. Many good things happened to our family after his help. He is my brother but no brothers are doing such favour to others at this time. I couldn’t forget this help of him ever. I never thanked him directly as we grew up together. I would like to thank him at this time” Vikranth said in the show.
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