South actor, thalaiva Rajinikanth has spoken in favor of the traditional bull taming sport Jallikattu, days after south superstar Kamal Haasan openly batted for it. “Bring in whatever rules but Jallikattu must be held to keep up the traditions of our Tamil culture”, he said on the sidelines of Vikatan Film Awards as per a report.
Recently, Kamal Haasan was quoted as saying, “If you want a ban on jallikattu, let’s also ban biryani,” while speaking at the India Today Conclave. “I’m a big fan of jallikattu. I’m probably one of few actors who’ve played jallikattu. Am a proud Tamilian, this is our culture,” he added.
Apart from them, other south celebrities like Dhanush and Gautami too have supported the controversial sport Jallikattu.
Notably, the Supreme Court in May 2014 banned the practice of Jallikattu, citing animal welfare concerns.
Jallikattu is an event celebrated in Tamil Nadu on Pongal where the bulls are tortured. It is the part of Pongal celebrations. Following many protests by PETA and other animal activists citing cruelty towards the animal, the SC put a ban on the traditional Tamil Nadu sport.
Rajinikanth was bestowed best actor for his act as an ageing don in last year’s Tamil blockbuster “Kabali,” at the awards function. On the work front, the superstar is busy shooting for Tamil science-fiction action “2.o.” The 65-year-old will next work with “Kabali” director again.