The Federation of Indian Associations in New York , New Jersey and Connecticut has trashed claims about actor Vikram acting in a high-handed manner during the 36th India Day Parade held in the US on August 21.
In a statement, the body said, “The FIA is grateful and extremely thankful to Mr Chiyaan Vikram for being a part of the India Day Parade. Even though he had a very busy schedule with his film slated to release the next week, he enthusiastically agreed to be part of this event, not as an actor or a south Indian but as a proud Indian.
“He also appreciated the opportunity this event afforded to interact with Indians based in the US. He made our event a huge success and we are thankful to him for that. We were shocked to see a recent vituperative social media post by Mr Prakash M Swamy and we would like to categorically state that nothing in that post is true but rather a figment of his imagination. And we would like to add that Mr Vikram was invited as a guest of Honor by FIA and the Times Network only and Mr Prakash had nothing to do with it or the event.
“We understand Mr Vikram has been greatly pained by this malicious post. We reiterate that Mr Swamy’s post has malicious content that should be condemned and ignored.”
Prakash M Swamy of the US Tamil Sangam, in his post, had claimed that the actor was being arrogant and throwing his weight around at the event. He had alleged that Vikram was disrespectful to people and was seen talking on his phone.