To err is human. But to Tamil superstar Vijay, Chairman Mao is Russian!
The audio launch of the upcoming Tamil film Theri, starring Vijay, was going spectacularly well—several celebrities from the Tamil fraternity and screaming fans turned up at the event. However, things turned a little comical when Vijay stepped on to the dais to deliver a speech.
Vijay started off being the good old himself—all humble, praised his co-stars and the fans and even narrated an interesting quote by Mao Zedung. But he mistook Mao—a Chinese revolutionary and the founder of People’s Republic of China—for a Russian leader. The fans at the venue chose to remain silent about this big slip up, but social media was not so friendly.
People trolled the actor and compared his general knowledge with that of Rahul Gandhi’s. They even asked him to stay with romancing actresses.
Rahul Gandhi : Steve Jobs of Microsoft
Vijay : Mao of Russia.
The potential leaders be like this. Good leaders. Good followers.
— City Lights (@DSLR_Owner) March 21, 2016
Russian leader Mao – Vijay 😀
Vijay saar your expertise is heroines back.. Stay there only..
Speech & all too much fr u_/\_
— Old Boy (@DandanakaDone) March 20, 2016
Today at Theri Audio Launch Vijay Said MAO as a Russian Chairman Actually He Was China Chairman #Theripic.twitter.com/rhQvq1HnEY
— DinesH | AdviK AjitH (@Dinu_Ajith57) March 20, 2016
Vijay later apologized for the rather embarrassing mix-up. Theri—easily one of the most anticipated Tamil films of the year—will hit the theatres on 14 April.
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