While questioning Modi's silence, Raj said that he felt like "returning" his awards to "such actors who are acting as though nothing has happened" but later insisted that he was "not such a fool to give back the national awards".
While the murder of Gauri Lankesh, who was a vocal critic of right-wing extremism, shocked the nation, the Prime Minister has so far been silent about it.
The actor on Sunday was invited to speak at an event organized by the Democratic Youth Federation of India. There may not be proof as to who killed Gauri but we can see who is celebrating it and from this we can form an idea of who could have killed her.
Raj, a close friend of the Lankesh family, said the PM and others were acting like nothing had happened despite having social media followers celebrating the killing on social media. "And the Prime Minister turns a blind eye to this".
Raj, a popular actor in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil film industries, has won five National Film Awards for his movies.
He also said that he doesn't want to keep the 5 National Awards given to him by the government. This is what I said and I think I have a right to say this. Please respect the fact that I'm a professional actor.
"I say you keep it". That silence hurts me. Don't tell me that good days will come. He pulled off a double role easily. "We may not be able to see Gauri's killers but we can see those who have spewed vitriol". When ignorant people vote in exams called elections, obviously, only bad people will come to power. "They refused to let us go and garland the statue", said V.Geetha, one of the participants. Ignorant people pose risk to others due to their innocent mistakes. Prakash Raj is the latest to make it to the list of those who have questioned the Prime Minister over his "following" list on social media. However, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli, however, said that Prakash Raj should target his anger at the Congress because it runs Karnataka.