Little did Santhanam imagine that a short video which he posted from his social media page would land him in trouble. The actor is seen posing for a video in which he is seen sitting beside a sedated tiger during one of his recent trips.
Sporting goggles and clad in a casual outfit, he is also seen having a whale of a time holding the animal’s tail and talking to a couple of people around. But Twitterati went berserk in no time as they felt the video is all about animal abuse as an unknown person is seen making the animal uncomfortable using a stick.
While a few pointed out that the actor’s intention to prove his bravery is backfired, some others felt that the video is sending the wrong message to his fans and others. What left many furious was the hashtag “#tigerlove” Santhanam posted along with the video.
Idharku per than 🐅 valai pidikratha 😜#tigerlove #traveldiaries pic.twitter.com/1uW77pmPgz
— Santhanam (@iamsanthanam) December 25, 2022
According to netizens, the content in the video amounts to harassment of the animal and is in no way associated with love for the tiger. Despite heavily being trolled on social media, the actor is yet to delete the video, which has further irked netizens. It is to be seen if the actor would take off the video and tender an apology for his insensitive act.
Santhanam was last seen in Agent Kannayiram which hit the screens a month ago. The dark comedy directed by Manoj Beedha started streaming on Sun NXT recently. The film is the official Tamil remake of Tollywood hit movie Agent Sai Srinivasa Atreya.
The actor’s next outing will be Kick which has been helmed by Prashant Raj. He has recently wrapped up shooting for Murugan-Prem Anand’s untitled horror comedy.