A section of the media recently reported that actor STR has revolted against the attacks against Tamils living in Bangalore. However, the actor has denied the news in an official statement.

"I'm currently in Thailand, completing the last leg of shoot for Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada. Today, I was informed by good-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. This is an issue between two states and not a platform for artists 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. I also hope that at no cost should this issue jeopardise the relationship between the PEOPLE of these two states, who have coexisted as neighbours. I hope we are able to overcome this crisis soon.‎ 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."