While the nation is in doldrums with protests and agitations against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the celebrities irrespective of the industry were blamed for their silence over the issue. Thalaiva Rajinikanth was one amongst them stuck in a strange situation which later triggered flak from netizens. As a part of the trailer release event of his upcoming movie ‘Darbar’, was asked for his views on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the police attacking students of Jamia Millia Islamia University and Aligarh Muslim University. Seated on the dais, alongside director AR Murugadoss, actor Suniel Shetty and others, refused to react on the issue despite the media people probing him. “This is a cinema event. I don’t want to talk about politics,” he said refusing to mix cinema and politics.
However, the Superstar chose to react on the issue discursively on Thursday. In a late-night tweet, Rajinikanth expressed concern over violence in various parts of the country. Though he didn’t directly specify any incident, Rajini opined that violence should not be the solution for the problems. Adding to this, he wrote that the ongoing violence is giving him great pain. In the wake of the agitations in Karnataka taking violent form, the actor’s stamens took prominence. I request the people of India to stay united and vigilant keeping in mind the nation’s security and welfare, ” he added. On this note, #IStandWithRajinikanth started trending on social media platforms in support of the superstar