Joining the scores of actors who supported Tamil Nadu’s ancient bull taming sport Jallikattu is the Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu. Mahesh Babu is the first star hero from Tollywood to tweet in the support of Jallikattu whereas his peers in T-town have kept tight-lipped on the controversy.
In a series of tweets, Mahesh wrote, “#Jallikattu is the spirit of Tamil Nadu – bold and fearless. Proud to see such a statement of unity among Tamilians for something that they truly believe in. Especially admire the way the students of Tamil Nadu have been standing up for the cause, relentlessly fighting for their roots and culture. Hope their voices are heard. I support the spirit of Tamil Nadu. #JusticeforJallikattu.”
With none other than Mahesh vouching for Jallikattu, one has to wait and see whether T-town extends its support to the neighbouring people.
It can also be noted that Mahesh was born and brought up in Chennai. On several occasions he had recalled his bonding with Tamil Nadu. In fact, Mahesh could also able to speak in Tamil. Probably, his this connection to Chennai has made him react.