Defamation complaint filed against Bigg Boss host Kamal Haasan

A criminal defamation complaint has been filed in a Chennai court against actor Kamal Haasan alleging that he had degraded the Isai Vellalar community in the July 14 episode of TV show 'Bigg Boss', which he hosts. The show is being telecast on Vijay TV since June 24.

By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: August 22, 2017 10:08 am
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A criminal defamation complaint was today filed in a court here against actor Kamal Haasan alleging that he had degraded a particular community in the July 14 episode of TV show Bigg Boss, which he hosts.

The complaint was filed in the metropolitan magistrate court here. The judge posted to September 1 hearing on the complaint. Stating that ‘Nadaswaram’, a musical instrument, which is treated like ‘god’ by the Isai Vellalar community, its president K R Kuhesh, submitted that in one of the episodes, actor Sakthi was seen throwing it from one hand to the other in a cavalier manner.

The petitioner also contended that the instrument was kept on the dining table as the Bigg Boss participants were having their food, which was insulting and damaged the mindset of the Isai Vellalar community. The show is being telecast on Vijay TV since June 24. Contending that Vijay TV, Haasan, actor Sakthi and Bigg Boss producers Endemol India Private Limited knew well that the act of insulting ‘Nadaswaram’ would hurt sentiments of the community, the petitioner alleged that Haasan had not sought any apology. He also alleged they had intentionally insulted the ‘Nadaswaram’ with the motive of attracting viewers and thereby caused defamation, liable to be prosecuted and punished.

Meanwhile, in the latest episode of the show, host Kamal Haasan had surprisingly asked the audience to question Gayathri, the evicted contestant. Until now, Kamal would engage the contestant in a customary chat questioning, critiquing and appreciating the contestant about their journey as when and needed. But the veteran actor also explained why he chose to make this deviation. “There were comments that I have been partial to Gayathri as she was from my caste. I had to quell this notion and hence, this direct conversation,” clarified Kamal.

Also taking a strong stand against casteism, Kamal said “We have had a lot of talk about inappropriate language on the show. But, caste is a bad word that is ruining our lives. Please do not use that”.

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    Aug 23, 2017 at 10:04 pm
    NOT ONLY KAMAL HASSAN VIJAY TV SHOULD BE PUNISHED SEVERLY. THEY ARE DOING TO TRB NOT CONSIDERING ANY OTHER CAUSE
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    1. Ajith Fredjeev Dinakarlal
      Aug 22, 2017 at 11:00 am
      If that be the case, then a member of the Vanniyar community, should file a case against anyone not washing their clothes, by the Chettiar community if anyone was found wasting their land and by the Nadars if anyone did not add coconut to their diet and be quick to reestablish caste status. 'Jaadhigal illai adi Paapa' ithu puriyallana nee po-paa. Puthiya'thor Tamilagham uruvaakuvom...
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      1. Ajith Fredjeev Dinakarlal
        Aug 22, 2017 at 10:58 am
        If that be the case, then as a member of the Vanniyar community, should file a case against anyone not washing their clothes, by the Chettiar community if anyone was found wasting their land and by the Nadars if anyone did not add coconut to their diet and reestablish our caste status. 'Jaadhigal illai adi Paapa' ithu puriyallana nee po-paa...
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