When informed about Pray For Nesamani, Vadivelu broke into laughter.
For over 12 hours, a Twitter storm has been blowing as netizens have come together to pray for Contractor Neasamani, a character played by comedian Vadivelu in the 2001 Tamil movie Friends.
He was flabbergasted when told about how this scene from two decades ago has become the subject of India’s number one Twitter trend.
“I have no idea what is happening. I haven’t seen anything yet.”
“What? It has become famous across the world? Oh god. It has gone to America and everywhere? Thank you,” he said.
#Pray_for_Neasamani trended after a Pakistan-based meme page Civil Engineering Learners posed a question, “What is the name of the tool in your country?” by posting a photo of a hammer.
Vadivelu has acted in over 100 films in Tamil cinema. He has received several awards for his comic timing. He is witty and has the ability to make members of all age groups laugh.
From 2012 however, he slowly began to reduce the number of film he acted in and was last seen in the Tamil movie Mersal in 2017.
But today, as #Pray_for_Neasamani evokes mirth across the world, Vadivelu wants to join the laughter.