The actor's statement, translated from Tamil, reads, "My heartfelt thanks to film personalities and fans who wished me on my birthday. Three days ago, a photo which was taken during my birthday celebration has become a controversy now. In the photo, I had cut my birthday cake with a sword. I am going to act in director Ponram's film, in which the sword plays an important role. Since I celebrated my birthday with Ponram and team, I used the sword to cut my cake. Many pointed out that this is a bad example. From hereon, I will be careful. If I had hurt anyone, I apologise and regret my action."
In the past, the Chennai Police have arrested local goons for cutting their birthday cakes with a sword.
Recently, Vijay Sethipathi received an overwhelming response for Master. It released on 13th January and is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj.