Attending a college function at his native town Madurai, the veteran says, "Dont"t worship our so called larger-than-life movie stars by doing 'Palabhishekam' or 'Camper Arathis' before the cut-outs and hoardings of their new films, whenever it is released." Bharathiraja advised the students to have a practical outlook when they watch a film and not get carried away by the 'so called Superstars'.
“By all means, go and watch movies in theater and enjoy as Cinema is a good form of entertainment, but no star worship please. I was not educated, but I could still make films by observing the environment around me art will help to locate the unique talent of every person," he added.
Ace film director Bharathiraja appealed students not to perform 'Palabhishekams' (pouring milk) on heroes cut outs and other kind of hero worshiping.