Bigg Boss as necessary as cricket in India: Kamal Haasan on the Tamil TV reality show

Defending his role in the popular reality TV show, Bigg Boss (Tamil), Kamal Haasan said he isn’t worried about demands made against him by Hindu Makkal Katchi.

tv Updated: Jul 13, 2017 08:53 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Kamal Haasan also expressed happiness at the development in the case of assault and molestation of popular Malayalam actor.(UNI)

The Hindu Makkal Katchi on Wednesday demanded ban on reality show Bigg Boss (Tamil version) and wanted its host actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan to be arrested for hurting the sentiments of Tamil people and tarnishing Tamil culture. The nationalist party filed a police complaint and sought immediate action be taken in the matter. While it’s not new that Kamal has been caught in the crossfire of a controversy, he, however, feels Bigg Boss is as necessary as cricket in India and said that he isn’t worried about the case against him.

Talking to media at his residence on Wednesday evening, Haasan said: “I’m not answerable to the people who 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.” He went on to add that the fringe group hasn’t watched any similar shows that are being aired for over a decade on Indian television. In its police complaint, the nationalist Hindu party claimed that the contestants of the show -- such as Oviya, Gayathri Raghuram, Namitha, Ganja Karuppu and Harathi among others -- be arrested as well. Commenting on the use of cuss words in the show, Haasan said, “When we can’t stop using a bad word called caste, I hope the words used in the show aren’t as bad as they proclaim.”

On a different note, when Kamal was asked about controversies surround superstar Rajinikanth’s rumoured political entry, he said, “If he joins politics, I will question him if he doesn’t exercise his properly. Irrespective of the government in power, I’ll voice my opinion.” Haasan also said he is glad justice prevailed in the abduction and molestation case of a popular Malayalam actor.

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First Published: Jul 13, 2017 08:46 IST