Tamil superstar Suriya took to Twitter last week to thank everyone who expressed solidarity with him in light of the fresh controversy surrounding his latest movie ‘Jai Bhim’. Suriya tweeted, “Dear all, this love for #Jaibhim is overwhelming. I’ve never witnessed this before! Can’t express in words how thankful I am for the trust & reassurance you all have given us. Heartfelt thanks for standing by us.”
The statement came a day after he received immense support from top movie celebrities as he faced threats. Meanwhile, Suriya’s Chennai residence has been provided with police security as the row continues to get bigger by the day.
Suriya’s ‘Jai Bhim’, which depicts systematic violence and discrimination against a marginalised tribal group, has received a lot of positive attention. However, the Vanniyar community has protested against certain scenes and served a legal notice to the film’s producer and director TJ Gnanvel, demanding £500,000 in damages.