In gratitude for the land allotted in Kancheepuram for deserving members of the cine industry by our venerated Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhi, FEFSI organised a felicitation ceremony recently.
Ajith, who is known for his quick, diplomatic messages, went on to make a very sincere request that cinema and politics need not be forcibly co-mingled. The actor also requested the CM to make a statement that members of the cine industry must not be forced to participate in demonstrations based on political or social issues. While the whole of the industry sat shocked, not knowing how to respond to Ajith’s honest words, it was Super Star Rajinikanth, who was seated beside the CM, who stood up and clapped. The rest of the industry followed suit.
Following this incident, the actor met the Chief Minister at his residence on Thursday to explain his stand. Sources say that the meeting was a courtesy call by the actor to clarify his earlier statement. After the meeting, the actor met the press and thanked Rajinikanth for his support.