Bowing down to the demands of pro-Tamil groups, Rajinikanth and
Vijay, who were
invited to the Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony at
Rashtrapathi Bhavan in New Delhi, has reportedly decided to skip
the event. Tamil groups had urged the actors to boycott the
function after BJP sent its invitation to Srilankan's President
Tamil groups have expressed their anger for inviting Rajapaksha
for the swearing in ceremony in connection with the alleged mass
murders of innocent Tamils in the island nation in 2009. Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister has already boycotted the event and the major
leaders are skipping the occasion.
Rajinikanth is a good friend of Narendra Modi and the the BJP's
designated Prime Minister had personally invited the Tamil
superstar. Illayathalapathy Vijay had met Modi during one of his
campaigns in Tamil Nadu. This made the politician extend his
invitation for the Velayudham actor.
Sources say that both Rajinikanth and Vijay wanted to attend the
Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony. But now, they have decided to
boycott citing that it hurts the sentiment of Tamils in the
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth is busy with his next venture
Lingaa directed by KS Ravikumar and Vijay is busy with AR
Murugadoss directorial Kaththi.