After the controversy turned much intense,
issued a statement that there is nothing wrong with the statement made by
. He stated that Jyo mentioned donating to the hospitals and schools as people donate to the temples. The spiritual leaders had quoted the similar thing that Jyothika quoted and people, who had not listened to their words, are unaware of this stated Suriya. Suriya also stated that humanity is superior to religion and he and his family want to teach their children the same.
, the actress, who had slammed Jyo for her donation suggestion stated on her Twitter about Suriya's statement, “This clarifies. I hope it was done before. Before DK and DMK hijacking it as comparing temple bigger or hospital bigger. Never too late. Thank you. If your not teaching religion or caste. I appreciate it and I welcome it. Please find a word for temple instead. Please mention it as religious places. equality.”