Won’t garner publicity by issuing political statements: Simbu

Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) Actor Silambarasan aka Simbu, who was rumoured to have commented over the ongoing Cauvery row between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, said hed never garner publicity by making political statements.

“I’m currently in Thailand, completing the last leg of shoot for my film ‘Accham Enbathu Madamaiyada’. Today I was informed by well wishers, as well as my father, about my ‘apparent’ comment on the sensitive Cauvery issue. As a responsible citizen, I’m aware of my role and clearly understand my limits too. I have not made or given any statement on this issue,” Simbu said in a statement.

Karnataka has been protesting over release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu, crippling normal life as well as disrupting work in hundreds of IT firms and back offices in India’s tech hub Bengaluru.

“This is an issue between two states, and not a platform for artistes to engage in propaganda or take lightly. The elected leaders of both states with the support of the judiciary will provide us a solution. The best we can do is to pray for a good monsoon that can provide prosperity and peace to both the states,” he said.

Simbu also hoped at no cost should this issue jeopardize the relationship between the people of these two states, who have coexisted as neighbours.

“I reiterate that I will be the last person to garner publicity by issuing political statements that could endanger the peace of both these states,” he added.

IANS

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