I won’t apologise for comments on Periyar: Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth today said he would not apologise for his comments on rationalist leader E V Ramasamy (Periyar) at the recent Tuglaq event.

Speaking to reporters at his Poes Garden residence, the actor, who is set to start his political party soon, said, “There is proof for what I had said. I will not apologise, sorry.”

Five members of a fringe Tamil outfit were arrested in Madurai on Monday for burning an effigy of Rajinikanth for his remarks on E V Ramasamy ‘Periyar’.

Activists of Athi Tamizhar Peravai raised slogans and burnt an effigy of the actor, accusing him of spreading ‘false’ information about a 1971 rally to defame ‘Periyar’. Another outfit has said it would stage a protest in front of his residence.