Well known comedian Thavasi, who has acted in several Tamil movies from Bharathirajaa’s Kizhakku Chemaiyile to Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Annathe, has been diagnosed with cancer and is now undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Madurai.
Thavasi, best known for his roles in films like Sivakarthikeyan’s Varuthapadaatha Valibar Sangam and Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai, has lost a lot of weight and is in a financial crisis.
The actor, who has been working in the Tamil film industry for over 30 years, made an emotional appeal to all his fans and co-actors for financial help. In a video clip that is now doing the rounds on social media, Thavasi said, ” I have acted in several films over the last thirty years. From Kizhakku Chemaiyile to Annathe, I have acted in a number of films. However, God has given me this dreadful disease in this age. I have difficulty meeting the medical expenses. I appeal to all those who have acted with me to help me in this juncture. I would be grateful if they could lend a hand and make the person I was.”