Earlier at Thuglak 50th anniversary event, Superstar Rajinikanth said that only late journalist and actor Cho carried the report on Periyar's controversial rally in 1971 and most of the media houses didn't carry the news.
Rajinikanth said that in the rally, slipper-garland was placed on the naked image of Lord Ram and Sita. The rally was against superstition.
Following Rajinikanth's statement, many political parties opposed him saying that such incident never happened in the rally. The Dravidar Kazhagam also demanded an open apology from the actor.
But today while meeting the media, Rajinikanth said that he will not apologize for his statement as it was only based on media reports and not his assumption.