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':
After a very long time Oru Nalla Thamizh Padam #YennaiArindhaal ... Except people who are mentally ill , Tamil cinema audience will love it- STR (@iam_str) February 5, 2015
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:
It doesn't matter for us whether u like the film or not but you don't have any rights talk about the audience... #GetWellSoonMentalSimbhu- Kesavan J (@iam_kesavan) February 5, 2015
Doesn't complete movies Doesn't complete Album Doesn't care about producers Doesn't care about fans Mentally ill #GetWellSoonMentalSimbhu- Vikram Vj (@VikramVjFan) February 5, 2015
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.