Actress Trisha targeted by Jallikattu supporters, stalls her shoot

Popular South Indian actress Trisha Krishnan became the latest target of Jallikattu supporters. The actress, who debuted in Bollywood with Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Khatta Meetha’, was forced to leave the sets of her film ‘Garjanai’, after an angry mob protested against her for endorsing PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

PETA has been actively voicing against Jallikattu, a traditional bull-taming sport practiced during the Tamil festival of Pongal. The animal rights organisation had also obtained a Supreme Court ban on the sporting event in 2014, citing animal cruelty.

Trisha was shooting for the Tamil thriller, which is a remake of Anushka Sharma-starrer Bollywood film ‘NH10’ near Karaikudi of Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga district. A group of demonstrators stalled the shooting of ‘Garjanai’ on Friday. Trisha, who was staying in a bungalow on the outskirts of the town, left for Madurai after learning it, a report in The Hindu stated citing police sources.

A Jallikattu supporter even went to the extent of posting Trisha’s obituary on social media saying that she died on Thursday.

Reacting to the entire incident, Trisha took to her Twitter handle to slam the protestors, while thanking police for their help and support.

In a series of tweets, the actress wrote, “Before I break my silence on d concerned issue, I would firstly like 2 thank d entire police personnel of Tamil Nadu for making sure I reached home safely last night n for being a source of comfort n strength to my family who was put through unnecessary stress and agony.”

Trisha further wrote, “I have never spoken against Jallikattu at any given point… I never bow down to bullyism nor do I fear you. Get off my timeline and get a life!!! Period!!! Disrespecting a woman and her family is Tamil culture? You should be ashamed to call yourself a Tamilian or even speak about Tamil culture.”