Kamal Haasan on Bigg Boss controversy: People who celebrated me while making Vishwaroopam are now against me

Kamal Haasan who has made his television debut with Bigg Boss Tamil as a host feels the reality show is not tarnishing the culture of Tamil Nadu. He also commented on the use of cuss words in the show and said they aren't as bad as they proclaim.

By: IANS | Chennai | Published: July 13, 2017 9:46 am
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Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said he doesn’t believe the reality show, Bigg Boss through which he made his television debut as a host, is tarnishing Tamil culture and the people of Tamil Nadu. His statement came in wake of the demand by Hindu Makkal Katchi on Wednesday to ban the show and arrest him for “hurting sentiments of people in Tamil Nadu by depicting obscene content”.

“I’m not answerable to those who have filed the complaint. I’m not worried about the case. I have immense faith in law and in our government. I don’t think ‘Bigg Boss’ is tarnishing Tamil culture. I have done kissing scenes in the past. Perhaps, they are seeking my arrest late,” Kamal Haasan told reporters here.

“These people perhaps have not watched similar shows. Bigg Boss is as necessary as cricket in India. I’m in a very difficult profession. People who celebrated me while making ‘Vishwaroopam’ are now against me,” he said. In its police complaint, the nationalist Hindu party demanded that the contestants of the show — such as Oviya, Gayathri Raghuram, Namitha, Ganja Karuppu and Harathi among others — be arrested as well.

On the use of cuss words in the show, Kamal Haasan said, “When we cannot stop using a bad word called caste, I hope the words used in the show aren’t as bad as they proclaim.” Asked about controversies surrounding Rajinikanth’s rumoured political entry, he said: “If he joins politics, I will question him if he doesn’t act properly in a situation. Irrespective of the government in power, I will continue to voice my opinions.”

On another note, commenting on the arrest of Malayalam actor Dileep in connection with a leading actress’s abduction and molestation case, he said: “My support is with the victim. I respect the law. It doesn’t matter if she is a heroine or a normal woman. It is the duty and responsibility of every single man, including me, to safeguard and protect women,” he said, adding the name of the actress should not be hidden.

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  1. P
    Aug 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm
    Read more about the Indian law on Kamal Hassan here : : talismanian /kerala-actress-bravery-hints-rise-new-era-womanhood/
    1. K
      Jul 13, 2017 at 11:26 am
      kamal is intelligent person . kamal lacks standard living practice . he was practicing living together with gowthami against human practice of marriage . he has to follow the human beings life standard . inteeligents cant drive our life then this whole world should be ruled by Triple PHD,s Etc . but we see many school dropouts also doing exemplary life
      1. C
        Jul 13, 2017 at 11:07 am
        I feel that some of the scenes in the Big Boss show such as hugging each other irrespective of at times is definitely against the Tamil Culture. The inmates are mostly shown as accusing each and everybody excepting themselves. Their hypocracy is intolerable to a large extent. Some inmates talk about the Channel's TRP, which is none of their business, and they must be suitably advised to refrain from commenting about it so long as they remain as inmates. That, why the inmates cannot appreciate anything special other than themselves, cannot be understood. The Show should set an example how to conduct such shows. I trust better sense will prevail upon with all concerned.
        1. P
          Jul 16, 2017 at 1:44 am
          Better than i antharangam and other movies which have more hugging scenes and kissing scenes .. This is just a show ...if we dislike movies with hugging and kissing elements ,we avoid them....so do these shows !