WATCH : RJ Balaji Talked About The Existence Of Caste Discrimination In Tamil Nadu !!
Written by Dhiwaharan Published on May 10, 2022 | 16:45 PM IST | 146
In the trailer launch of Udhayanithi Stalin’s upcoming film “Nenjukku Needhi”, Radio Jockey cum actor RJ Balaji talked about the existence of caste discrimination in state Tamil nadu and said that films like “Nenjukku Needhi” should keep coming. Balaji shared about an incident that took place in Uttar Pradesh recently and also opened about a personal experience he went through during he release of “Kabali”, directted by Pa. Ranjith.
“In recent times, whenever a film like “Jai bhim”, “Pariyerum Perumaal”, “Asuran” or the films of Pa. Ranjith gets released, we could see a sector of people asking why films areDbeing made on caste that doesn’t exist. That’s not truth. Even 10 days before, a 13 year old Dalit girl was gang raped and when she went to make a complaint in police station, Police officer also raped her” Balaji said in the press interaction.
“If you think that it happened somewhere else in India, an official report says that “untouchability” is still being followed in Tamilnadu in 445 villages” RJ Balaji said and went on to share about an incident which he experienced personally. “I experienced the same personally as well. During the release of “Kabali”, I was at a shooting in Sathiyamangalam. Four boys who were studying in a renowned college came there” tthe actor said.
“When I asked them whether they watched “Kabali”, they said “Anna Padam Paakala Naa” and I asked them why they didn’t watch a film of Superstar Rajinikanth and they said “Anthaalunga Padam Laam Paakamaen”. It’s not about Superstar. The film was made by Pa. Ranjith and the issues addressed in the film made them to skip watching the film. The shocking truth is college studying students are corrupted with caste obsession” he further said.
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“Much more films like “Nenjukku Needhi” should release in Tamil cinema. The existence of caste has corrupted the minds of grown adults. Let’s try to raise children above 5 without the knowledge on the existence of caste and discrimination” he further added.
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“Nenjukku Needhi”, The Arunraja Kamaraja directorial is a remake of “Article 15” which raised voice against the discrimination related to race and caste. The Hindi film was made based on the gruesome Badaun rapes that took place in Uttar Pradesh. Aari Arjunan of Bigg Boss season 4 fame and Tanya Ravichandran are playing pivotal roles in the Tamil version of the film which is expected to release on 20th of May. Boney Kapoor who bagged the Tamil remake rights of Article 15, is producing the film under his own banner.