Actor turned politician Kamal Haasan has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons after a 2014 video of his daughter, Shruti Haasan, proclaiming her Iyengar status resurfaced online. The actor is being trolled over his small understanding of caste polity. Well, it all started after a September 2014 interview of Shruti Haasan from the chat show Look who’s talking with Niranjan got viral on social media.
During the funny conversation between the two, Shruti says, “It is because you’re Iyengar and I am Iyengar and we are both creative. And there’s a very high chance that nobody will marry either of us.”
Twitterati alleged Kamal Haasan of double standards and pointed to Shruti’s video for the cause. Kamal Haasan reacted to a query raised by the Twitter handle. He tweeted, “I refused to fill in the caste&religion column in both my daughters’ school admission certificates. That’s the only way it will pass on to the next generation. Every individual should start contributing for progress. Kerala started implementing the same. Those who do should be celebrated.”
I refused to fill in the caste&religion column in both my daughters’ school admission certificate.That’s the only way,it will pass on to the next generation.Every individual shld start contributing fr progress.Kerala started implementing the same.Those who do shld be celebrated https://t.co/DLdTubcfW1
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) June 30, 2018
One of the users on Twitter wrote, “Your attempts to abolish caste has totally failed sir despite you not filling in the school application. Start your reform at home sir. Not filling in caste is not a solution, bring the kids up in a way they don’t know their caste #Hypocrite.”
@ikamalhaasan ur attempts to abolish caste has totally failed sir despite you not filling in the school application. Start your reform from home sir. Not filling in caste is not a solution, bring the kids up in a way they don’t know their caste #Hypocrite @a007jay @mohan_vinoth https://t.co/VWnCkNRsik
— Nambikai Kannan 🌐 (@prashanthfan) July 1, 2018
You won’t fill in the caste column in your daughters school application. But you openly declare your identity. https://t.co/VolSqp95Ie
— Nambikai Kannan 🌐 (@prashanthfan) June 30, 2018
Here’s the video for which Kamal Haasan is being trolled for:
ஃபார்ம்ல எழுதாம விட்டதால ஜாதி ஒழிஞ்ச தருணம் 😍❤ pic.twitter.com/R2zo2O7BAs
— Sarvs Sagaa (@Sarvs_Sagaa) June 30, 2018
On the work front, Kamal Haasan’s highly anticipated Tamil spy thriller Viswaroopam 2 is a film that audience are eagerly waiting to look forward to release. Viswaroopam 2 is a spy-thriller and is a sequel to the 2013 release Vishwaroopam. The film also stars Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, and Shekhar Kapoor, the film has music by Ghibran. The first trailer of the film was released recently and it received an immense response.