Condemning strongly the behaviour of some Kannada actors who not only exceeded their limits by criticising Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa but also went to the extent of burning her effigy during a protest to show their oppostion to the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, the South Indian Artistes Association, better known as the Nadigar Sangam on Sunday said they, in consultation with other film bodies of the Tamil film industry, would work in such a way that would strengthen the decisions the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister takes to protect the interests of the Tamil people.
In a statement issued by the Sangam, its secretary Vishal and President Nasser said, “Acting accord to one’s own wish on such a sensitive issue could result in several problems. Therefore, we will act in consultation with other bodies of the Tamil film industry to strengthen the decisions of our Chief Minister.”
The Sangam also thanked Kannada actor Shivarajkumar, the son of Kannada superstar Rajkumar, for having put across his point in a very fair and decent manner during the very same protest.
The Sangam observed that they were deeply hurt by the statement from a responsible Chief Minister that he was “releasing water with a heavy heart” despite the court, which had thoroughly gone into the issue, granting an order to release the water.