Trisha Krishnan, who was subject to vicious attacks on social media and most recently, harassed during a shoot for Garjanai, has now pushed back against those attacking her. In a series of tweets, Trisha asked if disrespecting women was a part of Tamil culture. Trisha has been specifically targeted by some supporters of the Tamil sport Jallikattu as she supports the animal rights organisation PETA. PETA has pushed for a ban on Jallikattu.
Ameer has said that the ban on Jallikattu is indicative of the disrespect with which TN is treated by the Central Government.
P Vasu has come out in support of Jallikattu.
Dressed in a black shirt and white veshti, he addressed reporters at his home in T Nagar and reiterated his support for Jallikattu, the Tamil Nadu sport that has been banned by the Supreme Court.He praised Tamil Nadu college students for making the Jallikattu issue more prominent in the media.The actor was willing to talk about everything and closed by declaring his support for Jallikattu. However, this is something which anyone who follows his social media accounts is already aware of.
A photoshopped image of actor Dhanush wearing a shirt in support of animal welfare organisation PETA has enraged Jallikattu supporters in Tamil Nadu.It was initially mistaken for a real image as Dhanush’s sister-in-law recently became a member of the Animal Welfare Board of India, another organisation responsible for getting the sport banned in Tamil Nadu.
The traditional Tamil sport of Jallikattu has spawned heated debates and discussions everywhere. Celebrities have been criticised for having an opinion on the sport, and for not having one. Actor Kamal Hassan, who is an ardent fan of the bull fighting sport, said all those who hate it, should give up on biriyani too. As per a report in India Today, the actor spoke at a conclave in Chennai where he said, “If you want a ban on jallikattu, let’s also ban biryani, I’m a big fan of jallikattu.”
Yesterday, Acham Yenbadhu Madamiyada star Silambarasan issued a press statement declaring his support for Jallikattu. STR, who has never been shy of speaking his mind about issues he supports, said he spoke not just as an actor, but as a “son of the soil”. Jallikattu is described by many Tamilians as one of the oldest Tamil traditions and the pride and honour of Tamilians. In January, the Supreme Court upheld a ban on the festival, traditionally held during Pongal.
So much so that after ignoring the comments for a while, then posting a clarification on Twitter, Arya has now explicitly told the media that he supports the sport, understands why it is a “debatable topic”, and that his tweet has been “misinterpreted”.While many fans of the Arindhum Ariyamalum star have clearly been upset by Arya’s seeming lack of seriousness on what is a major issue of Tamil pride for many, the fact that Arya made the comment in good humour appears to have been entirely overlooked.
Director Julien Prakash has said that he will protect the bull-fighting sport Jallikattu with his life, if necessary. The director is making his debut with the period drama Ilami, and has been vocal about his beliefs on Jallikattu. The film is set in 1700 against the backdrop of the sport.
Soundarya Rajinikanth’s recent appointment as a co-opted member of the Animal Welfare Board of India has met with some criticism. Pro-Jallikattu activists staged a massive protest in Trichy yesterday over this appointment, and also burned photos of the filmmaker.
Actor Dhanush, who has been misquoted through memes as the Brand Ambassador of PETA (People of Ethical Treatment of Animals), has cleared the saying he is not. Rumors about Dhanush supporting PETA in the ban of Jallikattu have ben doing the rounds since yesterday. Through his official Twitter account, Dhanush cleared the air saying that he supports Jallikattu and has never made any comment regarding the sport.
On 12 January 2016, the Supreme Court reiterated its earlier stand, and ordered a stay on the Centre’s notification. While the people of Alanganallur and Palamedu (who weren’t allowed to let their bulls on a rampage) were up in arms – “What’s Pongal without jallikattu? ” – some politicians termed it an affront to Tamil culture.
Two Distant Strangers, an Oscar-nominated short film will premiere on Netflix on April 9, the streaming service announced on social media on Thursday while releasing the film’s trailer.
Marakkar Arabikkadalinte Simhan, the Malayalam film starring Mohanlal, won the best feature film award at the 67th National Film Awards on Monday. Kangana Ranaut, Manoj Bajpayee, and Dhanush won the best actress and best actor awards, respectively, while Chhichhore won the best Hindi language film.
Not very long after the premiere of Jallikattu, Lijo made his next film, Churuli which is set in a similar milieu ﹣a remote forest village full of men with a talent for violence.The film opens with a woman’s voice-over narrating to a young man (or a boy) the story of a brahmin who, while looking for a mischievous minion named perumaadan, got trapped in an unending spiral inside a forest.
The Golden Globe Awards, conducted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), will be held bi-coastally, from the east and west ends of the USA, the association announced on Tuesday, reported AP News. The award ceremony will take place on February 28.
Rajinikanth has been summoned by the Justice Aruna Jegadeesan Commission to give a deposition on 19 January 2021 in the case of the Thoothukudi police firing during the 2018 anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, reported ANI on Monday.
The actor had said that “anti-social elements” were involved in the firing, which resulted in the death of 13 persons.
In May 2018, protests against the copper branch of Vedanta Limited, Sterlite Copper, erupted in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, because of concerns over the environmental damage caused by the plant and its expansion. During the protest, the police in Thoothukudi opened fire and killed 13 people. The police subsequently said that they had fired because the Collector’s office was under threat from protestors.
The 93rd Academy Awards will be the second time that the renamed Best International Feature Film award will be handed out. The Oscars had to be rescheduled this time from February 2021 to April 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the eligibility period has also been extended by two months, from October to December 2020.
Director Keith Gomes’ short film Shameless has been announced as India’s official entry to the Best Live Action Short Film category of the 93rd Academy Awards.
Since 1957, Hindi films have dominated the entries with 32 entries so far, followed by eight in Tamil, three each in Malayalam and Marathi, two in Bengali and one each in Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, and Assamese. However, in the last 10 years, six regional films, barring ones in Hindi, have been sent as India’s official entries at the Academy Awards.
Kathiresan of Five Star Creations and National Award-winning director Vetri Maaran will be joining hands after nearly 10 years for an upcoming film, starring Sasikumar in the lead role.
The complete winners of the Indian Panorama section, under the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), were announced on Wednesday. A total of 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films have been selected, featuring films like Gully Boy, Jallikattu, Uri: The Surgical Strike, House Owner, F2 and more.
Lakshmy Ramakrishnan’s House Owner and R Parthiban’s Oththa Seruppu Size 7 have won the Best Feature Film Award under the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
The 44th Kerala Film Critics Awards have been announced on Tuesday. According to a report in Onmanorama, actor Nivin Pauly won the Best Actor award for Moothon while Manju Warrier bagged the Best Actress award for Prathi Poovan Kozhi.
Kani Kusruti and Suraj Venjaramoodu bagged the Best Actress and Best Actor awards respectively at the 50th Kerala State Film Awards. The awards were announced by state cultural minister AK Balan on Tuesday.