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Actor Silambarasan to quit Nadigar Sangam

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Apr 21, 2016, 6:27 am IST
Updated Apr 21, 2016, 6:27 am IST
Silambarasan
 Silambarasan

Chennai: Silambarasan aka STR is once again in the news for doing something, which has never taken place in the history of Tamil cinema. His bold move of taking a decision to quit Nadigar Sangam (South Indian Artistes Association) has created a buzz in tinsel town.

Speaking to DC on Wednesday, the actor and son of noted filmmaker/actor/politician T.Rajendhar said, “In my case, a few recent undesirable developments with respect to NS has pushed me to take this extreme step. One is, during my ‘Beep song’ crisis, I had gone on record in court that ‘what was done in privacy has been unfortunately leaked out by miscreants’.

Had the Nadigar Sangam really wanted to help me, they should have supported me taking into consideration my clarifications. Instead, what they said was ‘When the song had hurt so many people’s sentiment, we advise Simbu to apologise for it and we are ready to take up the issue.  Who is Nadigar Sangam to ask me to tender apology? My own mom stood by me but said firmly, ‘if my son had done anything wrong, take action on him’. Nadigar Sangam failed in  their responsibilities”.

He adds, “As far as the recent Star Cricket, by making actors to take part in professional cricket, they have insulted all of them. Celebrity Cricket League is different where actors trained in cricket participate. Why not make them dance and entertain to raise the funds instead? Everyone is laughing and trolling on social media the way Natchathira Cricket was conducted. I feel they are laughing at my family (film fraternity) and I am really upset about it.  A stage has come that I can’t take it anymore with Nadigar Sangam and I want to withdraw my membership. I am sending my official letter to the Sangam day after tomorrow.”

Nasser, president of Nadigar Sangam, who is out of town, could not be contacted despite attempts.

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