Monday , March 18 2019

If Jallikattu is banned, then why not biriyani, asks Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan said jallikattu should not be confused with the bull battle in Spain, where the bulls are wounded and sometimes get killed.


CHENNAI: Expressing strong provision to Jallikattu, actor Kamal Haasan on Monday queried if those People who are opposed to Jallikattu could ban biriyani too.

“I am a big fan of Jallikattu and phases should be taken to hold the traditional game of the Tamils. Those who hate Jallikattu should also hate biriyani. Will they ban biriyani too in the equal method they banned Jallikattu”, he asked.

The veteran artist said Jallikattu should not be muddled with the bull fight in Spain, where the bulls are incapacitated and sometimes get killed.

“I am almost certainly one of few artists who have played Jallikattu. I am a proud Tamilian, this is our culture,” he added.

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In the state of Tamil Nadu, bulls are considered as goddesses and raised like children. In Jallikattu, the bulls are not injured or wounded, he pointed out, talking to journalists on the sidelines of a meeting here.

Previous too, after the Supreme Court banned Jallikattu, governing that the state’s age-old practice totals to cruelty to animals, the south Indian film star came out in tough support of the ‘sport’ and about the importance of take up again the ‘sport’ in Tamil Nadu.

“It is about humanizing the bull and not affecting them physical harm by breaking its horns or other parts,” the 62-year-old artist had told the media.

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