Ponniyin Selvan actor Vikram recently shed light on the need to embrace India’s rich heritage instead of heaping praise on foreign monuments like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Pyramids and more. In the midst of promoting his upcoming historical drama, which is based on the Chola dynasty, Vikram shed light on how India’s places of worship and other monuments have stood the test of time, while also talking about how India was a superpower in the earlier days when America was. It was not discovered and Europe found itself in its dark ages.
The actor remarked that every Indian should be proud and urged everyone to celebrate India’s history. Vikram also shed light on the strength of the Chola king Rajaraja I, who led his people with compassion and logic.
Ponniyin Selvan star Vikram celebrates India’s rich heritage
According to Indian Expressthe actor mentioned: “Someone once said that we value a building that doesn’t stand, but we have Indian temples that stand. In front of this particular stone, they had to use a 6 km ramp, pulled by bulls, elephants and people, to get it up there without cranes, without machines.”
He continued, “They didn’t have plaster. It’s withstood six earthquakes. What they’ve done is they have an exterior wall, they have a six-foot corridor, and they have another structure that goes up to the top, which is why they withstand earthquakes and why they’ve stood so long.”
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Vikram added, “So there are all these things that we need to know, and this particular king built 5,000 dams in his time and created the Ministry of Water Management in that time. He held elections for village representatives, he asked for cities to be named after women.” why should it only be men after the queen?’
Further heaping praise on the Chola kings for their economic decisions while helping the people gain dignity, Vikram emphasized that one should be proud of the country’s history. “We are Indians and we must be proud of it.
Directed and written by Mani Ratnam, Ponniyin Selvan: I is an epic period action film starring Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi and Trisha in lead roles.