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Bigg Boss Tamil: Kamal Haasan threatens to quit the show after an insensitive task

Recently, a task on the ongoing reality show, Bigg Boss Tamil, made fun of people with mental disabilities. While the task received flak from all corners, host Kamal Haasan has also threatened to quit.

tv Updated: Aug 06, 2017 11:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Tamil Thalaivas team ambassador actor Kamal Haasan during the unveiling of the team jersey for the Pro Kabaddi League 2017.(PTI)

After Friday’s controversial episode on Bigg Boss Tamil where contestant Oviya allegedly tried to commit suicide, Saturday was no less dramatic. Host of the show Kamal Haasan threatened to quit citing an insensitive task inside the house.

Chennai: Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan during the launch of Bigg Boss Tamil. (PTI)

According to an Indian Express report, the contestants were asked to dress up and behave like “mentally challenged” people. The task received a lot of flak online and fans of the show criticised it for being highly insensitive. Threatening to quit the show on Saturday’s episode, Kamal said, “The task that made fun of mentally challenged people was not in a good taste. And I’m actually angry about it. We all have social responsibilities. I request them (Bigg Boss team) not to repeat such activities on the show hereafter. If it happens again, this show is not important to me.”

“You may ask me, why have you not acted a mentally disturbed person in your films? That type of character in my films will not be used for comic relief. He will be the protagonist,” the report further quoted him as saying.

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First Published: Aug 06, 2017 10:32 IST