STR stayed away from the protest that Tamil film industry staged, as he is not a believer of silent protest. The Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya actor said that the people of Karnataka will not refuse to give water to Tamil Nadu and only a few vested interests are trying to gain votes using this issue.
STR requested the people of Karnataka to post a video of them giving water to Tamilians on social media. The actor wants the video to be posted on April 11 between 3 pm and 6 pm, he says after the demise of Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu is facing several problems and people have no option but to protest to get their rights.
On IPL, STR said that Chennai Super King’s Skipper Dhoni should express his support for Tamil people in some way. The actor got emotional and had heated argument with reporters as some of them start asking provoking questions without understanding what he really intended to say.