Rajinikanth refuse to appologize for his controversy comment on Periyar says "Sorry,I wont say sorry"
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth refused to apologise to protesters who are up in arms over his controversial remark on social reformer E V Ramasamy 'Periyar'. On Tuesday, Rajinikanth came out of his residence with copies of news publications and to back his claim and said "I will not apologise".
Ahead of a protest planned by a pro-Tamil group to lay siege on his house, Rajinikanth came out of his house with copies of publications and spoke to the media.
Holding copies of the news clippings, Rajinikanth said he did not make up things about Periyar in his speech and will not apologise.
"There is a debate on an issue I spoke on and which happened in 1971. I didn't make up what I said. People are saying I made it up but I didn't. Sorry, I won't apologise," said Rajinikanth.
With copies of publications to support his claim of Periyar undressing the images of Lord Sri Ramachandramoorthy and Sita during a rally in 1971, Rajinikanth said, "I have magazines here to show what I said was true. I am telling what I saw. They are telling what they saw."
Rajinikanth, in his address at the 50th anniversary-cum- readers' connect event of Tamil magazine 'Thuglak' on January 14 in Chennai, had said, "In 1971, at Salem, Periyar took out a rally in which undressed images of Lord Sri Ramachandramoorthy and Sita -with a garland of sandal-featured and no news outlet published it."
Several pro-Tamil groups have raised strong objection to Rajinikanth's comment. Five members of a fringe Tamil outfit were arrested on Monday for burning an effigy of superstar Rajinikanth for his remarks on social reformer 'Periyar'
The activists of Athi Tamizhar Peravai raised slogans and burnt an effigy of the actor, accusing him of spreading 'false' information about a 1971 rally to defame 'Periyar'.
Some parties, including Dravidar Viduthulai Kazhagam, had already protested againstRajinikanth's statement.
The DVK had demanded an unconditional apology and filed police complaints on January 17, seeking action against him.