Rajinikanth has been warned by some to not take the role of Tipu Sultan citing his attack on Tamil people, while a fatwa was issued against AR Rahman, after he composed the music of Muhammad: The Messenger of God. Prakash Raj said: "You ban meat, you ban porn; don't voters have rights? The bubble will burst soon"
Kabali, Rajinikanth's 159th movie also stars Radhika Apte, Dhansika, Prakash Raj and Kalaiarasan
The yet untitled film will reportedly feature Rajinikanth in the role of an ageing gangster
Almost 3000 members of the Tamil Nadu film fraternity were present at the venue to show solidarity with Lankan Tamils.