Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake had commented on the Indian film Kaalaa where he had criticized Indian director Pa. Ranjit and his movie Kaalaa which features Superstar Rajinikanth.
“Please don’t ruin your career by acting in Ranjit’s films, I am telling you this as a fan of yours. I also have the right to comment as a fan,” Ramanayake said in a recent statement.
The story of the movie is about a politician, who promises to clean up India and grabs lands belonging to people once he came to power.
“This concept is good but a superstar such as Rajinikanth should not act in such a movie,” Ramanayake, who is also an actor, said.
“If a Sri Lankan watches this movie he would think it is about former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa,” Ramanayake added.
A video clip in which Ramanayake criticizing the Indian movie maker and commenting on the Indian superstar has been aired by the Indian media and it is reported that Indian superstar and the movie director are being criticized by a Sri Lankan Actor.
Asked whether Rajinikanth or Director Ranjit had responded to his comments, Mr Ramanayake said both had not responded yet.
This is the latest drama, which the Deputy Minister had got into as he was seen talking to astrologer Sumanadasa asking him whether he advised former Defence Secretary when the latter was constructing a house.
The astrologer denied it. At another instance, he got his uncle Professor Carlo Fonseka to tell the media how he funded his nephew’s election campaign. (Yohan Perera)
Dee Wednesday, 13 June 2018 21:40
Good one. One good example for the whole wide world!
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sujeeva Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:47
What is the good example? are you out of your mind?
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Dee Thursday, 14 June 2018 06:14
Sujeeva. For sure you are one of those who 'turned the other way around' when he was passing by. And did same when all the bad deeds were done. Continue doing so.
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Ceylon Wednesday, 13 June 2018 21:42
Actors are acting.whatever job they are doing they dont forget acting too.
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Gamaya Wednesday, 13 June 2018 22:16
Why is the so called national media getting so involved in petty cinema related issues such as this ? True shame!
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Nadaal Wednesday, 13 June 2018 23:19
OMG. Everybody in the UNP seems obsessed with Gota and see him in everything. Even in Indian movies. This is a syndrome n all of you need medical assistance
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C Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:01
I think the politicians of this country should mind their own business and worry about the issues of this country instead of commenting on foreign films, this is what happens when you give power to these kind of fellows.
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Ceylon Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:07
Ranjan is a social worker.he look for issues to fight for.art has no restrictions.no one should force any one to create art work by force.enjoy the art,dont force artists to do according others wishess.it severely damage the beauty of art and then it become like rupawahini of lanka,not like sirasa or tnl.dont disturb freedom.
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sujeeva Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:46
HAHAAAAA.... Neither Rajnikanth nor the director will ever reply Mr.Ranjan's comments. They have better things to do. By the way, does Ranjnikanth know that you copied his movie "BAADSHA" for ONESHOT ?? Please concentrate on issues related to our country. You always talk but no action because people know you are a "good commercial" actor.
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nimal Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:08
srilankan cinema criticize indian cinema ??? joke of the centuary
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Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:45
At least he is in the news ....replacing Mr. Clean, his UNP boss, as Mr. Clean.
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Janaka Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:45
Jobless people, who cares what Indians's are doing , we have many issues of our own....this guy giving publicity to the movie so all Tamils will now watch it...probably this is how it works with friends ...We are stupid and ignorant.....
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R.Suntharalingam. Thursday, 14 June 2018 06:24
The title of the film is incomplete. It should be" Kaalaavathy"It means outdated .Kaalaa is incomplete.This is in their punch dialogue tradition.Punch dialogue appears to be aerofuel for bullock cart contraption of aging actors and outdated concepts.
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Yeti Thursday, 14 June 2018 07:08
Come on Ranjan, an actor is deemed to be damn good if he could take any role other than himself. If Rajanikanth acts the person who you think is a real villain is he's a doing a very good job.The movie probably sends the message to the people to be aware of such politicians! Take a leaf from director Ranjith and make such a movie yourself! We'd love to see you play the guy who deserts the army out of cowardice, run away to another country and only come back because his sibling is the big guy under whom he could make his fortune and give it the title- Out of the Past!!!
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Sharon Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:00
You think Rajinikanth even will look at your comment. You are so unimportant to them...
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sach Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:32
Is this National Joke, going international?
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ranjith Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:35
Cool down guys. Let's talk about Sri Lankan Airlines' losses.
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