- Lyca Productions, the makers behind Shankar 2.0 is also bankrolled by Gnanam Foundation who is building these houses in Sri Lanka
- VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan has alleged that there is political motive behind this and the Sri Lankan government is just using houses as a blanket
Tamil fringe groups like Viduthalai Chiruthaigal KAtchi (VCK), Marumarlarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMDK) and more are opposing this April 10 visit.
Lyca Productions, the makers behind Shankar 2.0 is also bankrolled by Gnanam Foundation who is building these houses in Sri Lanka and so probably as a professional obligation he is visiting Jaffna to hand over keys built for Tamils by Gnanam Foundation.
The Tamils in South India have long been supporters of the displaced members of the community that have gone and settled in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has been ravaged by a long running and bloody civil war, due to ethnic tensions between the Buddhist Sinhalese majority and the Hindu Tamil minority. The conflict cost the lives of an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 citizens and hundreds of thousands of civilians were displaced. Although the war ended in May 2009, ethnic division remain entrenched and human rights abuses are widespread.
Now the activists are angry saying that Lyca Productions is a Sri Lankan entity and we should not be helping them out in any way.
In an interview to Times Now, VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan has alleged that there is political motive behind this and the Sri Lankan government is just using houses as a blanket. “Rajinikanth never spoke about Sri Lanka. But this visit is with political and other motives. The SL government wants to prove that they are working for Tamils at a time when many groups are still questioning their war crimes.”
Vijay’s 2014 film Kaththi, produced by Lyca Productions also faced the same opposition. Only after the logo of Lyca Productions was dropped did the people allow the film to run.
Now these fringe groups are threatening that may be this time the Thailava’s film and following may be affected if the star goes ahead with the plan.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:40 PM IST