Vivek, reminisced his Kadhal Mannan days.
He recounted how stubborn MSV was when he
was invited to play the role of Mess Viswanathan
for the movie. MSV refused the offer outright
stating that he was not inclined to act.
However, Vivek was persistent in his efforts
stalking the veteran during his morning
walks until he gave in.
Lyricist Vaali, in his speech, borrowed
superstar Rajinikanth’s quote regarding
Balachander in a different event, and referred
MSV as his mentor who was responsible for
his successful career in the Tamil film
industry. ‘There is no Vaali without
MSV,’ he stated.