While several Kollywood stars and celebrities were extending their support for Jallikattu, the latest to join the list is the lady superstar of Kollywood, Nayanthara. She expressed her views on Jallikattu through an official statement in support of Jallikattu, an ancient Bull Embracing sport.
If not by birth, at least by the force of emotion and pride I am a Tamilian, says Nayanthara. Here’s her complete official statement on Jallikattu issue:
“The power of youth is proven again. What Tamil Nadu has been witnessing for the past few days in support of Jallikattu is an unprecedented history. It indeed makes me proud to be a part of this state. As the youngsters fight out the various law enforcing agencies in the most passive manner I support the cause of the people of Tamil Nadu who support Jallikattu.
If not by birth, at least by the force of emotion and pride I am a Tamilian. This state has been giving me the stature and pride and at this time of emotional juncture I stand one among them to raise my voice against the foreign bodies, and also against the law enforcing agencies which were misinformed about the whole concept of Jallikattu.
The emotional enthusiasm displayed by the supporters will go a long way in showing the rich culture of Tamil Nadu in limelight all over the country. As a common citizen, my heart goes with these youngsters who brave the natural and unnatural circumstances to achieve their feat. I wish these efforts bring back “Jallikattu” the cultural identity of Tamil Nadu without any further hindrance. Let the slogan “we want Jallikattu” be heard all through the country.”