Days after the Supreme Court rejected petition seeking an ordinance over Jallikattu, saying that it can’t allow the sport in the state to happen, Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday extended his support for the popular and ancient bull-taming sport, saying it must be held as it is part of Tamil culture.
Last year, Supreme Court banned Jallikattu, earning the wrath of its supporters and well-wishers.
Speaking at Vikatan Film Awards, Rajinikanth told reporters here: “Bring in whatever rules but Jallikattu must be held to keep up the traditions of our Tamil culture.”
At the event, Rajinikanth was awarded best actor for his performance as an ageing don in last year’s Tamil blockbuster “Kabali”.
Currently busy shooting for Tamil science-fiction action “2.o”, the 65-year-old will next team up with “Kabali” director again.
Earlier, AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala Natrajan urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to legalise Jallikattu sport in Tamil Nadu.
In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister Sasikala told the Prime Minister that her “mentor” and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu who passed away last month was keen that Jallikattu be restored
Reiterating the fact that Jallikattu is a traditional sport, Sasikala asked the Prime Minister to look into the matter and take immediate steps. In fact, both AIADMK and DMK had requested the Central government to intervene and revoke ban on the sport.