Top Tamil actor Kamal Haasan has been making the headlines lately for his comments, efforts and plans regarding a political entry and the latest one by the actor seems to have ignited a debate amongst political groups. Kamal Haasan spoke out about the violence by Hindu Outfit Groups these days and lashed out at them for the way they have handled a lot of issues.
“In the past the Hindu right used to engage only in intellectual debates with the other religious groups. Once this approach started failing they have resorted to muscle power. They too started indulging in violence. The Hindus cannot challenge others to show extremists among them since extremism has spread to that extent even among the Hindus,” Kamal Haasan wrote in an article published in the popular Tamil magazine ‘Vikatan’.
These remarks by the actor seems to have started a debate and have also ruffled some feathers in few political groups across the nation. “Truth alone triumphs has now become strength alone triumphs. This has made people inhuman,” he further wrote.
These comments come from Kamal Haasan after few Hindu Outfits and political parties objected to few dialogues and scenes in latest Tamil film ‘Mersal’ starring Vijay. Few BJP Tamil leaders had raised an objection to the dialogues and scenes saying the film showed their ideologies in poor light and should be taken off the film. The makers, however, have not removed any scenes from the film neither have they muted any dialogues.
Kamal Haasan too has experienced a similar situation when he was hosting the Bigg Boss Tamil First Season recently. A popular Hindu Outfit in Tamil Nadu had filed a complaint against him in Chennai for few remarks made on the show by few contestants, to which the actor did not respond.