Vishal: Arya and I are not gay

The Avan Ivan actor finally spoke out against the speculation

Ever since they shared screen space in Bala’s Avan Ivan, the buzz in Kollywood circles was about some special ‘relationship’ between Vishal and Arya. Considering that both the actors have made a name for themselves playing the ultimate action heroes, it was not surprising that Vishal finally decided to react to these slanderous rumours. Says Vishal, “Arya is a good friend of mine for more than a decade and, in fact, it was he who recommended me to Bala for Avan Ivan. We are not gay.” He added, “We initially wanted to name this movie Prabhakaran, which is the name of the character I played in the movie, but dropped the idea fearing controversy.” Vishal is currently shooting for Prabhu Deva’s Vedi with Sameera Reddy. It is a remake of Tollywood hit Souryam. Vijay Antony has composed the music, which will be released on September 1.