Tamil Actor Simbu's 'Mentally Ill' Tweet Provokes Outrage on Twitter

Tamil Actor Simbu's 'Mentally Ill' Tweet Provokes Outrage on Twitter

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New Delhi:

On the one hand, there's Deepika Padukone speaking up about battling depression and the importance of improving focus on mental health. On the other hand, there's Tamil actor Silambarasan, also called Simbu, who has outraged Twitter with a single ill-worded post. He may have praised actor Ajith's latest film Yennai Arindhaal, but in the process has also offended his fans.

What began as a tweet praising Tamil star Ajith's latest film Yennai Arindhaal ended up as one insulting 'people who are mentally ill':
 



Hours after the actor's tweet, the hashtag #GetWellSoonMentalSimbhu began trending on Twitter. Simbu, star of films such as Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa and Vaanam, is being savaged online:
 







Yennai Arindhaal, directed by Gautham Menon, also stars Trisha Krishnan and Anushka Shetty in lead roles and released today.

Meanwhile, Simbu will be seen this year in Vaalu, Idhu Namma Aalu, Vettai Mannan and Sattendru Maaruthu Vaanilai.