Ready to play any role to maintain peace in country: Rajinikanth

Chennai: Days after condemning the communal violence in Delhi, Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth said on Sunday that he was willing to play any role in order to maintain peace in the country.

The actor made the comments in a tweet after members of the Muslim outfit ‘Tamil Nadu Jama’athul Uama Sabai’ met the 69-year-old actor at his Poes Garden residence.

“I am willing to play any role in order to maintain peace in the country. I too agree with the Muslim outfit leaders comment that a country’s prime objective should be love, unity and peace,” he said in the tweet.

Communal violence in northeast Delhi was sparked last week by protests over the CAA, and left 42 dead and over 200 injured. Rajinikanth had lashed out at the Centre over the violence in Delhi, saying the riots should have been dealt with an “iron fist”. In a sharp attack on the BJP-led Centre, he asked those in power to “resign and go” if the violence could not be crushed.