Anger, raging fire and tautness among other rioting elements have taken over the streets of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as Cauvery river water issue is back with a vengeance to torment the two neighbouring states.
While usually the issue attracts comments from actors and actresses of both Tamil and Kannada film industries, this time around, not many Tamil actors have voiced their opinion, unlike Kannada actors, who have been condemning the decision of Supreme Court calling it "unfair".
Looks like Kannada actors' support towards their state's cause has irked veteran Tamil film-maker VC Guhanathan, who has lashed out at his Sandalwood contemporaries at the audio launch event of an upcoming Tamil film 'Kadigara Manithargal'.
"The film deals with people who do not have their own houses. Eelam Tamilians know the pain of not having their own land. Now, Karnataka is refusing to give Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Kannada artistes are joining in protests against giving water," he has said, according to a report from Deccan Chronicle.
"As far as I am concerned, artistes are neutral and have no language barriers. In fact, the late Kannada Superstar Rajkumar was introduced in a Kannada movie 'Veda Kannappa' by Tamil producer AV Meyyappan sir," he has added.
Another film-maker Bhagyaraj has said Tamil actors have chosen to remain silent and that some of them are facing a dilemma.
"Though actors want to remain silent, they are dragged in by a few outfits. Tamil artistes are in a dilemma, and are forced to give back to Kannada film personalities. Imagine Rajinikanth's embarrassment," he has said.
Not just Rajinikanth, but many such actors have made it big in Kollywood after making their way into Tamil Nadu all the way from Karnataka. In fact, 'Kadigara Manithargal' has Kishore, who hails from Bangalore, playing an important role.
Another such actor Prakash Raj, who started off his acting career in Karnataka, has requested people to maintain peace while fighting for their rights.
"Let's seek justice ... But not with such inhuman violence. It's painful to see children terrified. PEACE pleassss," Prakash posted on his Twitter page along with a video, urging people to stop attacking their own brothers and sisters and behave like humans that we are.