Chennai: One can never guess what changes the game of Twitter trends. In a recent case, out of the blue #RIPactorVijay began to trend despite the fact that Kollywood actor Vijay is hale and hearty. 
The trend left many questioning as to what happened to the actor, creating panic waves across fans of the Bigil star.

A large number of the tweets with this hashtag were in support of Thala Ajith, indicating that this could be a result of the rivalry between fandoms of Ajith and Vijay, two of the most popular stars in Tamil cinema.

Some claimed that the trend began because Ajith’s fans started tweeting because of the release of his next film, Nerkonda Paarvai, on August 8. 



Not everyone supported Monday's trend of #RIPActorVijay though. While many Twitter users condemned it, some appealed to both the stars to ask their fans to stop slandering each other's names. 

Vijay fans retaliated by trending the #LongLiveVijay and urged fans to stop the spread of such negativity. Some even tweeted anecdotes of the Vijay’s kindness with the caption that the hate can be suppressed with kindness.

The fan fervour for many South cinema stars is legendary and more often than not, fans of Vijay and Ajith have locked horns on Twitter even in the past. 

Vijay is one of the highest-paid stars in Tamil cinema. He made his debut in 1984 movie 'Vetri' as a child artist in father SA Chandrasekhar's directorial venture.Next, he will be seen in 'Bigil' which happens to be a sports drama by filmmaker Atlee. It is produced by Kalpathi S. Aghoram under the banner AGS Entertainment. The film will hit the screens in October 2019.