Followed by the tweets of a number of celebrities and fans, Suriya came up with a tweet in his official twitter handle. The actor, expressing his overwhelming emotions, said that he never witnessed this kind of support before. Running out of words, the “Jai bhim” actor admired the amount of trust people are pouring on him. He thanked everyone with his whole heart, on behalf of team “Jai bhim”.
Ever since the problem went out of hand with PMK leaders announcing cash prize for anyone who kicks Suriya, along with fans, celebrity after celebrity tweeted supporting Suriya Sivakumar. “We stood with Kamal Haasan. We stood with Vijay. We stand with Suriya. “We” represents anyone who believes it is cowardice to threaten an artist or the exhibition of an artistic creation over differences of opinion or personal animosity. I stand with the makers of #JaiBhim” actor Siddharth wrote in his tweet with many other influential personalities from film industry emerging to support Suriya.
"We stood with Kamal Haasan. We stood with Vijay. We stand with Suriya.— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) November 16, 2021
"We" represents anyone who believes it is cowardice to threaten an artist or the exhibition of an artistic creation over differences of opinion or personal animosity."
I stand with the makers of #JaiBhim.
The positive impact #JaiBhim has created in this society is hope for both the society and creative industry. I stand with the creators.— Madhan Karky (@madhankarky) November 16, 2021
#JaiBhim deserves to be celebrated, last scene gave me goosebumps! Sad that it is in discussion for wrong reasons! Resorting to threats and personal attacks is absurd & unacceptable !! If there was any deliberate manipulation, there r better ways to sort & prevent, right?!— Lakshmy Ramakrishnan (@LakshmyRamki) November 17, 2021
Jai Bhim is an important film, it also show how justice is delivered within the constitutional framework to the marginalised and gives hope to to one and all. So watch Jai Bhim.again To critique the film is fine but demand a ban and issue death threats is condemnable pic.twitter.com/xDr4c1VIN5— Rajiv Menon (@DirRajivMenon) November 17, 2021
Now, reacting to these tweets, Suriya, in his official twitter handle, wrote “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”
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 ✊🏼— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) November 17, 2021
The actor also personally thanked Sarath kumar, Seeman and many others who lauded the film’s content. It all started after a set of people got offended over the usage of a calendar with fire effigy that got placed in the house of a corrupted police officer and himself being named as “Guru” instead of the being named as “Antony Samy”, name of the real life corrupted police official. PMK party members and the supporters of it started protesting against the film, alleging that it hurts the sentiments of people who belong to “Vanniyar” caste.
Advocate Balu, leader of Pattali Makkal Katchi’s legal wing had sent a legal notice mentionaing that Thu Pa Arul Mozhi considers certain scenes in “Jai Bhim’ were conceptualized to defame the Vanniyar community. The notice also demanded the film crew to pay Rs. 5 crore within seven days from the time and date of receipt of the notice.
Report on a PMK cadre barging into a theatre and stopping the film’s screening at Mayiladuthari surfaced. Video of a Nagapattinam district secretary of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), Sithamalli Pazhani Saamy, announcing Rs. 1 Lakh cash for anyone who kicks Suriya has created huge outrage among the Internet users. When PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss released a press note questioning Suriya 9 questions about “Jai Bhim”, Suriya replied back requesting the “PMK” leader not to restrict a film like “Jai Bhim” into “name” politics.