Millions of people from Tamil Nadu and it's neighbouring states participated in the protests, whose nerve centre were the tens of thousands assembled in Chennai's Marina Beach to voice their support for the sport. 


Celebrities from the Tamil film industry like Kamal Hassan, Suriya, Rajinikanth, Vijay, Simbu, etc., also supported the cause. 

 

Actors like Dhanush, Karthi, Prabhu, Sivakarthikeyan, Nayanthara, and others have joined the day-long protest held in Chennai, with many including Oscar-winner AR Rahman, who went on a one-day hunger strike. 

 


Finally, the state government issued an ordinance on 23 January. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a chaotic situation in Tamil Nadu. Hence, the Suriya, Anushka and Shruti Haasan starrer S3 (Singham 3) has postponed once again. The movie was postponed once before it had got January 26th as it’s release date.

 

On 23rd, in a statement issued to the media, producer Malkapuram Shivakumar said, “Singham 3 was supposed to release in Telugu and Tamil on January 26. However, owing to the widespread protests over Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, we decided that it wasn’t the right time to release the film at the moment.”


Shooting for Kamal Hassan's much-delayed trilingual comedy Sabash Naidu has also stopped due to the protests. Thala’ Ajith Kumar's film has also stopped, and he was seen joining hands with his fellow actors to support youngsters’ protest against Jallikattu ban.

 

Suriya, who was promoting his film in Kerala, cut short the publicity tour and flew back to Chennai. Superstar Vijay also paid a secret visit to the Marina beach to extend support to thousands of young protesters. 

 

On 19 January, the directors' union, the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI), the film workers' union and producers' council cancelled shoots across Tamil Nadu and releasing of movies have also got effected. All other audio, trailer and new film launches remain suspended over the jallikattu issue.