We had recently reported that farmers in Tamil Nadu are planning to stage a protest in front of superstar Rajinikanth's residence, owing to the actor's promise, that was never fulfilled.
An organization called 'Desiya Thenmaanila Nadhigal Inaippu
Vivasaayigal Sangam' headed by Ayyakannu, had alleged that the star
actor had promised them to make a contribution of 1 Crore rupees,
which would later help the government in inter-linking rivers, a
project which is expected to put an end to farmers' plight in the
Though the promise was allegedly made 14 years ago, during the
2002 Cauvery river dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu,
Rajinikanth had never made the contribution, it was said.
"Rajinikanth promised to help us with 1 Crore rupees during the
2002 Cauvery river water dispute. The money was meant to help the
government inter-link rivers. But even after 14 years Rajinikanth
has not made any contribution," Ayyakannu had said, adding that
they would stage a protest, should the actor fail to make the
contribution within a month's time.
Now, a source close to Rajinikanth has said that the
Enthiran star has already deposited 1 Crore rupees and the
amount would reach the government when the project of interlinking
rivers starts rolling.
Rajinikanth, who is currently holidaying in the USA, along with
his family, is expected to return to Chennai before his much
anticipated film Kabali hits the big screen.
Directed by Pa Ranjith and produced by 'Kalaipuli' S Thanu,
Kabali, which narrates the story of an ageing don, is one
of the most awaited Tamil films of this year, not only in Tamil
Nadu but also in neighbouring states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala,
Telangana and Karnataka.
The film will most probably release worldwide on July