“I am not a politician and I’m here on work“, says Actress Asin who is shooting in Srilanka at present.
Asin also rued that when the Indian cricket team visited the island for the Asia Cup last month, they were not stalled by any association. So why this partiality, she reportedly asked in an interview.
The actress also said that Srilankan Tamils were happy on seeing her.
Recently,Nadigar Sangam secretary, Radha Ravi had said action would be taken against Asin after consulting with various associations. In fact, a decision on her ban is expected to be made by the South Indian Film Artistes’ Association shortly.
Asin, who is currently shooting in Colombo with Salman Khan, told in an interview that a female lady has no say in deciding the location of the film.
“Though I did express my concern to them when they decided to shoot in Sri Lanka, the final decision rests with them. At the end of the day, I am just doing my work, as a professional.”, she said.
The actress says “the Tamil population in Sri Lanka have really supported and encouraged me throughout my career.I feel that art brings people together and promotes peace. Considering the difficult times that the Tamils in Sri Lanka have been through, I take this as an opportunity to reach out to them and if that brings a smile on their faces, that’s the least that I can do” .
“Indian cricket team played the Asia cup in Sri Lanka last month and defeated the home team in the finals and walked away with the cup.Now, Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma is on an official state tour of Sri Lanka. Every day, hundreds of tourists from south India come to the island nation in the six flights to Colombo from Chennai. But they are not stalled by any association. Why this partiality on me?“, the actress questioned.
Asin concluded by saying, “I am just an artiste and not a politician. I would not like to be dragged into any controversy. Please understand that I am here to do my job.”