Actor Kamal Haasan inaugurated a photo-exhibition on Jallikattu by Suresh Jayaprakash, a photo journalist attached to Malayalam Manorama, at Lalit Kala Akademi on Monday.
The actor, who has been vocal about his approval for restarting the ‘tradition’, reportedly said that Jallikattu must not be confused with bull-fighting in Spain.
The actor is reported to have said that in Spain, they would hurt the animal and it would die. In Tamil Nadu, bulls were treated like a God, as part of the family.
Speaking about the 60 photographs on display titled ‘Veera Vilayattu’, the actor said that the photographs showcased thousands of years of tradition.
Lensman Mr. Suresh J. said that he had been covering the popular event for the last 15 years. “I went to Alanganallur in 1998 and have gone there every year. It is an event that reminds us of the rich history and tradition of the south,” he said.
Mr.Suresh also said that he would favour restarting the event. “In the last 15 years, I have honestly not seen a bull being mistreated. Contrary to that, bulls are treated so well,” he said.