CHENNAI: Citing media reports that efforts were on to sign South Indian superstar Rajnikant to act in a movie on Tippu Sultan, the Hindu Munnani leader Rama Gopalan on Thursday appealed to Tamil film actors not to act in the film, alleging that Tippu was an ‘anti-Tamil’.
He said, “The film is an attempt to portray Tippu Sultan as a freedom fighter. But he committed atrocities on Tamils during his invasion.”
Quoting from the autobiography of AIADMK founder MGR’s ‘Naan Yaen Pirandhaen’, Rama Gopalan said the leader loved by the Tamil people had stated that his ancestors who were living in Pollachi were forced to move to Palakkadu to escape the atrocities committed by Tippu Sultan’s regime.
He said people from the Tamil film industry who love Tamils and Tamil Nadu should announce that they would not act in the film on Tippu Sultan and that the film would not be allowed to be screened in the State, he added.