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Will not apologise for comments about Periyar rally: Rajinikanth

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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.

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‘Love Aajkal’ crosses over Rs 12 cr on Day 1

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Mumbai: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali’s latest release “Love Aajkal” starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan has raked in over Rs 12 crore in the box office on the very first day.

“#LoveAajKal packs a solid total on Day 1… Got a boost due to #ValentinesDay2020… Metros excellent, contribute to the big total… Tier-2 cities and mass belt ordinary/low… Will it collect in double digits on Day 2 and 3, is the big question… Fri ? 12.40 cr. #India biz,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

An ecstatic Kartik took to Twitter and wrote: “Aapke Ladke ki ab tak ki biggest opener (your boy’s biggest opener till now)… Thank you for all the love.”

The film is produced by Dinesh Vijan, Imtiaz Ali and presented by Jio Studios, Dinesh Vijan and Reliance Entertainment.

“Love Aajkal” is about two love stories — one set in Udaipur in the early 1990s and the other in modern day Delhi. It also features Randeep Hooda and debutante Arushi Sharma in key roles.

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