Rahman on 'fast' track for Jallikattu

Rahman on ‘fast’ track for Jallikattu

A R Rahman has announced that he will observe a day-long fast, along with members of the Nadigar Sangam, today, to express solidarity with people protesting against the ban on Jallikattu.

“I’m fasting tomorrow to support the spirit of Tamilnadu!,” the Oscar and Grammy awards winner posted on his microblogging page.

Already, a lot of Kollywood celebrities have announced their support to Jallikattu, it is to be noted.

Members of directors association, producers council and other film personalities on Thursday staged a protest in Chennai, demanding Jallikattu.

Speaking at the event, Tamil Film Producers Council president Kalaipuli S Thanu, filmmakers Vikraman, R K Selvamani among others spoke about the need to hold the traditional sport of Tamilnadu and fight to preserve the culture of the soil.

In a statement, Sivakumar said, “Talking about animal cruelty, India leads in beef export. Will PETA ban it? Cows are treated like Gods in our country, why BJP Government is not banning the beef export business?”

He said further: “Tamils have been practising Jallikattu for more than 2500 years. In bull taming sport practised in Spain, they use by sticks and swords to torture animals. Once bulls get murdered, it will be served as food but such things never happened in Jallikattu.”

“Kangayam bulls are known for its beauty and bravery, we only take care of them like our own kids,” he added.