Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan is one of the rare outspoken public personalities we have left in this country and the constant controversies surrounding him, have not dimmed his spark. The right-wing group, Hindu Makkal Katchi lashed out at the actor for hosting the reality show Bigg Boss Tamil, which they claim has hurt the sentiments of people in Tamil Nadu owing to its ‘obscene content’ and they demanded that the actor be arrested and Bigg Boss Tamil be banned. Kamal Haasan came out late wednesday evening to respond to the allegations and stated that his show is in no way ‘tarnishing tamil culture’ and he is not affected by people demanding his arrest, adding that he had absolute faith in the law and justice system of the country and is not answerable to such fringe groups.
This Hindu right-wing group also demanded that all the contestants from the show be put behind bars for ‘mouthing obscene statements and being 75 per cent nude’. They are of the opinion that the crass language on the show and the skimpy clothes are a threat to the social values of our country especially Tamil Nadu. Reacting to this, Kamal Haasan said “The fringe group perhaps has not watched similar shows over the last 11 years. I have done kissing scenes in the past. Perhaps, they are seeking my arrest late.”
The actor is also of the view that shows like Bigg Boss are a social experiment on co-existence and need to be encouraged. Interestingly. this is not the first time Hindu Makkal Katchi has come out in protest against the actor. A couple of months ago they demanded his arrest for insulting the epic Mahabharatha and uttering derogatory comments about it. The high court had, however, suspended warrants issued to the actor by a lower court.
Come back for more updates on this controversy surrounding the actor and his debut television show Bigg Boss Tamil.