Actresses Amy Jackson and Trisha’s open opposition to the holding of Jallikkattu in the State appears to have created huge trouble for their upcoming releases in Tamil. Both Trisha and Amy are ‘goodwill ambassadors’ of PETA, which filed a petition with the Supreme Court on Tuesday and secured a ban on holding Jallikkattu in the State this weekend.
Amy Jackson and Trisha are among celebrities like cricketer Virat Kohli, Bollywood’s Vidya Balan and Bipasha Basu who signed for a campaign against holding Jallikkattu.
Amy had also recorded anti-Jallikkattu views on her Twitter account some time back which has angered Tamil movie-goers and the people of the State who are sentimental about holding Jallikkattu which they consider as a sign of Tamil traditional valour.
Amy plays the lead role opposite producer-distributor Udhayanidhi in Gethu which releases today in theatres across the State. Calls are on the rise on social networking sites to boycott Amy’s film and to hold protest demonstrations outside theatres screening the film.
Some have even said that they won’t allow screening of the film in their respective localities; this has stumped Udhayanidhi, who has produced Gethu.
Trisha, an animal love to the core, has also expressed her opposition to Jallikkattu which may act against her Sundar C-directed Aranmanai 2 which is scheduled to release in theatres towards end-January.