The Supreme Court of India, yesterday, stated that the states and the centre are free to decide whether the National Anthem should be played at public places. The SC also stated that one does not need to stand during the anthem in order to prove his/her patriotism. Shortly after the SC made these observations, veteran Tamil actor Kamal Haasan expressed his views on the matter and stated that there is no need to test an individual’s patriotism at ‘random places’.
“Singapore plays it’s national anthem every midnight.Likewise do so on DD. Do not force or test my patriotism at various random places. The reason Singapore crops up in arguments is because it is a benevolent dictatorship according to some critics. Do we we want that. No pls,” he added.
Well, these are some strong words and could create a buzz on the social media. In case you did not know, Haasan is one highly outspoken individual and has previously expressed his views on a host of burning topics right from corruption to government policies. Interestingly, sometime ago, he had said that he would be forming his own political party and striving for a change.
“Yes I am thinking on those lines — not out of choice, but due to compulsion! Which existing political party can provide me with a platform or an ideology that will match my reformatory goals in politics? “he had added.
On the work front, Haasan has ‘Sabash Naidu’, ‘Vishwaroopam 2’ and the Indian sequel in his kitty.