Tamil film director flays Rajini
Chennai, April 16: Veteran film director Bharathirajaa on Monday slammed top star Rajinikanth for his remark denouncing violence against police personnel on the Cauvery issue, saying he should not drive a wedge between the Tamil people. Mr Bharathirajaa, who is part of a proTamil cultural outfit, asked Rajinikanth "how he can dub the democratic Tamil protesters as those indulging in violence."
On April 10, during massive protests against the IPL match here, three police personnel were allegedly attacked by protesters near the M A Chidambaram stadium. A day later, Rajinikanth, had come out against the attack saying, "the worst form of violence is the assault on uniformed personnel."
"Please make conscious comments, else you will be sidelined by the Tamil people and that day is not far away," Mr Bharathirajja told Rajinikanth, who is set to launch his political party soon.