it would seem this cannot be taken for granted.
With this in mind, Rajinikanth has now issued
an apology for his 'anti-Kannadiga statements",
appealing to the people of Karnataka not
to block the release of Kuselan there.
"This incident has taught me a lesson.
I shall never commit such a mistake again.
Please allow the release of Kuselan in Karnataka,
urged Rajinikanth, speaking to Kannada channels.
"The people who are opposing me are
also children of Karnataka. They are doing
it for their state. Please, please forget
the past and whatever I have said. Allow
me to release my film. I am ready to help
Kannadigas also," the star added. Earlier
he had even sent a letter of regret in Kannada
but the activists wanted a public apology,
which he has now given. But the question
now is: how will his repeated apology be
viewed in Tamil Nadu?
However, some sources say that Rajini did
not offer an apology as such, but only explained
his difficult situation, caught as he seems
to be in the crossfire between Karnataka
Meanwhile, all the tickets for Kuselan's
Friday opening in Bangalore have been sold