Vijay Antony's directorial debut Pichaikkaran 2 is all set for a grand release in theatres on May 19 and full-scale promotions are already underway. The composer turned actor recently took part in an exclusive interview with Galatta to talk about the upcoming film, while also sharing his views about various incidents in his day-to-day life and in general. During the interview, Vijay Antony went on to address a tweet he posted on Twitter back in February regarding the North India-South India divide, which created quite a bit of a controversy. He stated, "I saw a video in which someone was hitting a person during a train journey. I felt that there was an attempt to create a division in recent times. Those people have come here to our state for their survival. Our people are living in Malaysia. If you go to Dharavi in Mumbai, you'll see a lot of our own people there. Our people are there everywhere. If everyone begins to carry such a viewpoint, they too will be sent out. This world is ours. Don't call yourself an Indian or a Tamilian. You're a human being. There are only two castes - good and bad. There's the rich and the poor. Don't try to create a division with caste, religion, race, because we're all one."
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Vijay Antony further stated, "Unbeknownst to us, we have been made to think that Pakistan is an enemy nation. Compared to other competitive instances, the India-Pakistan sporting events are... They're all after all from our India. They're Indians. Fifty years back, India and Pakistan was one. One country got separated because of religion and God and they became Pakistan and we India. They're all innocent. If you go and live with them one day, you'll see that they too are affectionate human beings. They will help you out as well, but the partition happened because of politics." He continued, "I think if an alien comes to our world, we all will unite. If they start to do things that are out of the box, we all will unite. That's the reason I felt that division is unnecessary. Some of our people are calling them 'vadakkan'. If they call us 'therukkan', how will it make us feel? I felt that word was used for mocking and I tweeted it out generally."
Watch Vijay Antony's interesting anecdotes in the interview below: