The makers of Bigg Boss Tamil recently found themselves at the receiving end of severe criticism for a task in which the contestants were asked to behave like mentally challenged individuals. Most fans felt that it was a highly unnecessary and insensitive task. Now, the show’s host Kamal Haasan has broken his silence on the matter. Yesterday, he lashed out at the makers for their ‘socially irresponsible’ actions and stressed that he would quit the show if such a thing happens again.
“The task that made fun of mentally challenged people was not in a good taste. And I’m actually angry about it. We all have social responsibilities. I request them (Bigg Boss team) not to repeat such activities on the show hereafter. If it happens again, this show is not important to me,” he added.
The veteran actor-filmmaker went on to add that he has never made fun of mentally challenged people through his films and they should not be treated as ‘comic relief’.
“You may ask me, why have you not acted a mentally disturbed person in your films? That type of character in my films will not be used for comic relief. He will be the protagonist,” added Haasan.
Needless to say, Haasan deserves full credit for taking such a firm stand against a show that he is associated with and calling a spade a spade.
On a related note, Bigg Boss Tamil has become a rage amongst fans as it features a nice mix of participants and several unpredictable twists.
So, do you agree with Haasan’s take on the controversy? Comments, please