Media narrates the whole episode as the storm in a tea cup. Common people and most of the Industry VIPs say that the whole issue was created by some jobless and jealous people. Yes! It is none other than the Rajini apology issue!
When Rajini tried to solve the issue amicably and ensure the smooth release of Kuselan in Karnataka, some of the pro Kannada activists demanded him to seek an open apology for his ferocious speech during Hogenakkal fast against Kannadigas.
After considering the whole issue, the Superstar decided to clarify his stand to the people of Karnataka. Rajini appeared in a private channel and clarified his speech that was delivered at the fasting. He told that he had learnt a lesson from his own speech. But he regreted if anyone could hurt with the way he delivered his speech.
Also in the same interview, Rajini clearly told that he would never seek apology from any one. "I just clarified my speech that was delivered in the Hogenikal fasting in Chennai. And I requested all the Kannada people and organisations to co-operate for the smooth release of Kuselan in the state. That's all," he said. But most of the media carried this as Rajini's apology and mislead the entire issue.
Sarath Kumar, the President of Nadigar Sangam sharply reacted and criticized Rajini that he betrayed the Tamil community by seeking the apology from Kannadigas. Sathyaraj, another actor known for his anti-Rajini speeches, also joined in the league and blasted Rajini for his apology.
Bharathi Raja comes for the rescue!
After closely watching the developments, Bharathi Raja, one of the veterans of the Industry, came forward to the rescue of Rajini. He thundered, "Where were all these people when Rajini's effigies were burnt in Karnataka during the Hogenikal issue for just because of his speech that supporting Tamils? Some of these guys are jealous that he is India's highest paid actor. Nothing can be done for that. Because Rajini worked very hard for nearly 30 long years to reach this superior position."
Noted young directors like Ameer, Seeman, Cheran and P Vasu, producer Kalaipuli G Sekaran, actor Vadivelu and Film Chamber President KRG also praised Rajinikanth for helping distributors to recover their cost through the smooth release of Kuselan in Karnataka.
Finally, those who raised the whole issue against the Superstar ended up with egg on their face! Rajini once again emerged clean in the whole episode and has started his usual business with more zeal!!