Superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday called for neutrality in journalism and urged media outlets to report the truth.
Addressing an event organised by Tamil magazine ''Thuglak' in Chennai, the superstar-turned-politician said that the country needs a journalist like the late Cho S Ramaswamy, who helmed the publication for decades.
"The times, politics and society are going bad. In such a scenario, the media had a huge responsibility towards the people," he said.
Some television channels are biased towards political parties, Rajinikanth said. He added that media, critics and journalists must report the truth impartially.
Comparing true news to milk and fake reportage to water, Rajinikanth said people will not be able to distinguish between the two if they are mixed.
"Only journalists need to tell which portion is milk and which is water...write the truth and don't make a lie seem like truth," he said, amid applause.