Superstar Rajinikanth received Vikatan best actor award for the year 2016.
(13 Jan 2017)
Tamil super star Rajinikanth said the bull-taming sport should be held in tune with Tamil culture.
"Rules can be framed to regulate the sport to prevent injuries, but instead of that (framing rules), is it right to negate a culture?" he asked.
Stating that the sport was the cultural heritage of Tamil people, he said it "should be protected".
"Jallikattu should be held to uphold the traditions of our Tamil culture," he said.
Participating in a function yesterday, he said while rules could be brought in, the sport should be held in sync with tradition and culture.
In the function held by a Tamil Vikatan magazine, Rajinikanth was awarded the best actor for his performance as a lively don despite his advancing age in last year's Tamil hit movie "Kabali".
Actor Vijay spoke that he is honoured to give award to Superstar and he is glad that Rajini sir has accepted it happily. The crowd became crazy when Vijay mentioned that Don'ku oru Billa, Mass'ku oru Baasha and Class'ku oru Kabali.