Bharatiya Janata Party leader H. Raja’s recent statements calling for the demolition of social reformer Periyar’s statues across Tamil Nadu had created a furore in the state.


As known already, veteran actor Sathyaraj posted a video message yesterday explaining how important Periyar is to the Tamil people in the state.

Actor Prakash Raj too questioned the stance of the Central government on this issue which has caused quite a lot of unrest among the public. 

Likewise, the General Secretary of the Nadigar Sangam and the President of Tamil Film Producers Council, actor Vishal too has now come out with a hard-hitting statement against H. Raja for his remarks.


Vishal took to his Twitter to state condemning H. Raja is an understatement for his uncalled statement on the demolition of 'Thanthai' Periyar’s statue.

It must be noted H. Raja did go on to retract his statement on the social networking forum a while later. However, by then, the damage had already been done to quite an extent with the common public and many from the film fraternity voicing out their opinions.