WHEN VIJAY BROUGHT A SMILE TO MAJOR'S DAUGHTER - TOI

MAY26,2014

Actor Vijay recently chose to take time off his hectic schedule to meet Arsheya, the three-year old daughter of one of Indias bravest heroes, Major Mukund Varadarajan. The Chennai-based Major from the 44th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles had lost his life fighting militants in Kashmir on April 25 this year.

The meeting, organ ized by Chennai-based activist and environmentalist Abdul Ghani, lasted for over 45 minutes at a place near Vadapalani, where the star was shooting. The stars decision to spend time with the child has now caught the attention of film buffs.

Says Ghani, “We had organized a tribute meet ing on Tuesday and everyone was a little sad after the event. We were driving back home when the Tamil Pasanga song from the Vijaystarrer Thalaivaa started playing on the radio. Arsheya, who was asleep until then, immediately woke up on hearing the song and even started singing along.“

It was then that Ghani got to know that little Arshi was a huge fan of the star and that she had seen Thalaivaa with her dad, Major Mukund. The child loved the song so much, that she would immediately begin to dance and sing along, every time it was played.

“Once I realized this, I requested Vijay to spend some time with Arsheya. I called up Vijay anna and he immediately agreed,“ says Abdul, adding, “They had a good time laughing, having fun and clicking selfies. She was extremely thrilled about meeting Vijay. It was heartwarming to see Vijay bring in some happiness to the family at a time they have sunk in gloom.“

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