I’ve never spoken against Jallikattu: Trisha
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Trisha Krishnan, who recently faced the heat of angry protesters for endorsing PETA animal welfare’s stand against Jallikattu, has clarified she never spoke against the ancient and popular bull-taming sport.
The actress endorsed People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organisation and is long associated with the animal welfare group, which is aggressively campaigning against Jallikattu, and also wants people supporting it to be held for contempt of court.
On Friday, the angry protesters held up the shooting of Trisha’s upcoming Tamil film “Garjanai” in Sivaganga district and demanded her to come out of the vanity van where she took refuge.
“I have never spoken against Jallikattu at any given point. Thank you Simbu for making my stand clear and taking up for me as always,” Trisha tweeted on Saturday.
Tamil actor Simbu earlier this week spoke in support of Jallikattu.
Appalled by the language people used on social media to troll her, she said: “I am shocked and mortified at the haters and the kind of filthy language being used just because you have free access to social media.”
She further asked whether disrespecting a woman and her family is part of Tamil culture.
“You should be ashamed to call yourself a Tamilian or even speak about Tamil culture,” she quipped.
Trisha also thanked her “Garjanai” team for the protection and support they gave her.
Last year, the Supreme Court banned Jallikattu, angering the sport’s supporters and traditionalists who support it.