Actor Rajinikanth has kicked up another storm in Tamil Nadu by expressing support for the Citizenship Amendment Act, which many feel discriminates against Muslims in the country.
Speaking to mediapersons today, Rajinikanth said,”The CAA is no threat to Muslims. Panic is being spread by a few that it is against them. I will be the first person to protest if their interests are affected. As far as Lankan Tamil refugees are concerned, a dual citizenship should be considered for them.”
The actor also had a word of advice for youngsters in the country who were protesting against the CAA. He said, “Check facts well before you participate in a protest. Take the advice of your parents, professors and elders. Make sure your future is not affected. There are chances that politicians may use you for their interests.”
Rajinikanth’s statements come at a time when some distributors in the state are demanding that he compensate them for the losses they incurred as a result of distributing his last film, Darbar.
The distributors, who say that they have suffered huge losses as a result of distributing the film, have put up posters all over the city condemning A R Murugadoss, the director of Darbar, for refusing to meet them.
According to media reports, the latest is that the distributors are planning to go on a hunger strike if the actor and the director of the film don’t meet them.