Actor-Director Kamal Haasan is super excited about his debut on television with Bigg Boss in Tamil. Kamal will host the show that will have 14 participants from different lives of the society being put through the litmus test in the house.
The makers of the reality show, Bigg Boss, made the official announcement recently and the response to Kamal Haasan hosting the show was overwhelming. And as always, there were trolls and memes that were created regarding this. But looks like that doesn’t really affect Kamal Haasan.
In a recent interview to a leading daily, the actor said that his upbringing taught him how to deal with such things. “How is it different? MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, M Karunanidhi, Nehru, Gandhi have all been addressed using a singular terminology. They say Sivaji nalla nadikaran or MGR nalla fight panran. In fact, even a three-year-old would say that. I was trained not to say such things right from my childhood,” said Kamal Haasan.
He also added that elders in their family taught them how to speak to other. “At my house, ekavasanam was never respected. As a matter of fact, even for fun or while playing games if I was caught addressing a girl as ‘de’, I would be severely punished. None of us called women that way. So much so that there is even a joke in my family — when I was three years old, there was a beggar outside and I said, ‘Pichakaran picha kekaran‘. I think there is nothing wrong. I might look at his profession as derogatory, but he is a human being and he deserves respect,” added Kamal Haasan.