Cauvery water dispute: I have not made any controversial statement, says Simbu

Simbu has denied that he has said he will not release his films in Karnataka given the state's stand on Cauvery issue.

Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: September 13, 2016 3:05 pm
Cauvery, cauvery water dispute, cauvery violence, karnataka, bengaluru violence, Simbu, Simbu Cauvery statement, Simbu Cauvery remark, Simbu Cauvery water dispute statement, Entertainment Simbu has found himself in a tight spot for a controversial statement that he hasn’t even made.

Actor Simbu is controversy’s favourite child in Tamil film industry. He has made headlines in the past for making explosive comments. However, this time, he has found himself in a tight spot for a controversial statement that he hasn’t even made.

There was a raging debate on social media over Simbu’s alleged comment that he has decided not to release his films in Karnataka in the future in protest against Karnataka’s position on the Cauvery water-sharing issue. And many believed this rumour due to Simbu’s long-standing relationship with the controversy that has landed him in trouble several times in the past.

However, this time, the actor was quick to discredit the comment that was wrongly attributed to him. STR’s team took to Twitter to clarify that the actor is abroad where he is shooting for his upcoming film has no connection with the controversial statement.

“Admin : #STR is at Bangkok for #Thallipogathey shoot & has not given any statements on #CauveryIssue Req to avoid any unofficial statements,” read the post.

The actor also posted an official press statement on his Twitter account saying that he has no intention of garnering publicity by making comments on such a sensitive issue.

“I’m currently in Thailand, completing the last leg of the shoot for my film ‘Acham Enbathu Madamaiyada’ . Today I was informed by well wishers, as well as my father, about my ‘apparent’ comment on the sensitive Cauvery issue. As a responsible citizen I’m aware of my role and clearly understand my limits too. I have not made or given any statement on this issue,” the actor said in the statement.

He also hoped that the elected leaders from both the states will come up with a solution and the relationship between the two states will remain cordial.

“This is an issue between two states and not a platform for artists to engage in propaganda or take lightly. The elected leaders of both states with the support of the judiciary will provide us a solution. The best we can do is to pray for a good monsoon that can provide prosperity and peace to both the states,” he said.

“I also hope that at no cost should this issue jeopardise the relationship between the people of these two states, who have coexisted as neighbours. I hope we are able to overcome this crisis soon,” he added. “I reiterate that I will be the last person to garner publicity by issuing political statements that could endanger the peace of both these states.”