National award-winning actor and playback singer-lyricist-director-cum-producer Dhanush has expressed his support for holding Jallikkattu in the State during the upcoming Pongal weekend.
Tamil Nadu has been witnessing huge protests/rallies in support of Jallikkattu as sport-lovers and youths have taken to streets demanding that the existing ban on holding the traditional Tami sport of Jallikkattu, imposed by the Supreme Court in 2014, be lifted forthwith paving way for holding it during this Pongal weekend.
A team of AIADMK MPs is all set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today to press for passing an ordinance paving way for clearing the decks to hold Jallikkattu. In the meantime, Dhanush has become the latest celebrity to express his support for holding Jallikkattu.
“#Support Jallikkattu; #WeNed Jallikkattu #TamilCulture” were his brief tweets posted on his Twitter account yesterday and were enough to make his fans jump with joy now that he has come out in the open to support Jallikkattu,