Chennai: Southern superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday categorically refused to apologise for his comments about a 1971 rally led by rationalist E.V. Ramasamy ‘Periyar’, which has not gone down well with the Dravidian movement leader’s followers.
Rajinikanth’s comments came during the 50th anniversary function of the Tamil magazine “Thuglak” last week.
At the Thuglak function, Rajinikanth said that ‘in 1971 naked images of Lord Rama and Sita were allegedly displayed in a rally led by Periyar in Salem’. He said that whatever happened in that rally was reported by the media at that time.
The followers of the social activist and politician who started the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam and is known as the ‘Father of the Dravidian Movement’, had said the superstar’s comments were an insult to Periyar.
While speaking to reporters here Rajinikanth showed some photocopies of the media reports in support of his comments and said that he will not apologise.
The Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam (DVK) last week registered a complaint with the Coimbatore police against Rajinikanth for defaming the Dravida Kazhagam (DK) fourder.
The DVK complained that Rajinikanth’s statement was false and urged the police to file a case against him.
The DVK also threatened protests outside the theatres showing the actor’s latest movie “Darbar” if he did not apologise.
Kangana’s 1st look as Air Force pilot in ‘Tejas’ goes viral
Mumbai: Kangana Ranauts first look as an Air Force pilot in her upcoming flick “Tejas” has taken the internet by storm.
On Monday morning, Ronnie Screwvala’s production house RSVP movies shared Kangana Ranaut’s first look from “Tejas” on Twitter where she can be seen posing in front of a fighter jet. In the movie, Kangana will be seen in the avatar of an Air Force pilot and her first look is already winning hearts of netizens.
The tweet reads: “Soaring high into the sky! Presenting the first look of #KanganaRanaut as an Air force Pilot in #Tejas. @KanganaTeam @RonnieScrewvala #SarveshMewara @nonabains.”
Directed by Sarvesh Mewara, “Tejas” will be RSVP’s second film which pays a tribute to the Indian military after the immensely success “Uri: The Surgical Strike” which released in January last year.
Informing about the movie, Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel tweeted: “#Tejas it’s not only a fighter jet but also Kangana’s name in the film, she always wanted to play a soldier and her dream came trues, after Manikarnika another war film but this time action will be in the sky, Jai Hind.”
Netizens are loving the actress’ look as an Air Force officer as a result of which, the hashtags #KanganaRanaut and #Tejas are trending on Twitter since Monday morning.
“Tejas” will go on floors very soon and is slated to release in April 2021.