South India's legendary actor Rajinikanth was recently involved in a controversy involving Dravidar Kazhagam founder EV Ramasamy, known to most as Periyar.

During the 50th anniversary of 'Thuglak' - a Tamil magazine, the actor recalled the time the magazine daringly published news regarding Periyar which was not published by other media.

Following his remarks, the Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam lodged a complaint against Rajinikanth, demanding a public apology.

Rajinikanth who refused to apologize for his statement showed magazine clipping of the incident he spoke about. But he was still criticized widely, and hashtags #RajiniAgainstPeriyar and #RajiniSonggi went viral.

Now the actor has resorted to getting police protection at his Poes Garden residence since a huge group is protesting at the front of his house.