Mumbai: After top Tamil film actors Suriya and Vijay, veteran star Kamal Haasan today slammed animal rights advocacy group PETA over its opposition to Jallikattu, saying it was not 'qualified' to tackle Indian bulls and asked it to train its guns against "bull riding rodeos in Mr. (Donald) Trump's US."
"People at long last are getting a taste of true democracy. Gone are the days of leaders. We need humble pathfinders & social reformers," he said without elaborating.
Meanwhile, the week-long pro-Jallikattu protest at Chennai’s Marina Beach turned violent on Monday after early morning crackdown by the police on scores of protesters, demanding a permanent solution for holding of the bull taming sport.
The Supreme Courts ruling, banning the traditional bull taming sport had been met with tremendous resistance across the state, including its thriving and influential film industry.
Rajinikanth, AR Rahman, Ajith, Dhanush and other popular stars had come out in support of the sport. Suriya and Vijay had supported the protest by the students and lashed out at PETA for opposing the bull taming sport....