Kamal Haasan has landed himself in a deep trouble after he reportedly commented on Mahabharat saying that Panchali was used a pawn while the men gambled, during an interview with a news channel. This statement by the actor didn’t go down well with the Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) as they have filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against Haasan for hurting the sentiments of Hindus. The PIL has been filed in the Tirunelveli district court, Tamil Nadu. Earlier, a police complaint was registered against Haasan by the same organization at the Chennai City Police Commissionerate for his alleged derogatory remarks about Mahabharat.
The HMK in its complaint stated that the remarks made by the actor may incite animosity between groups. This can also cause disturbance to the law and order situation in the state, the group claimed. It didn’t end there! The Hindu political groups even called the actor an anti-Hindu. They questioned if Haasan had any guts to speak against Bible or Quran in the similar way. ALSO READ: Kamal Haasan posters torn apart for his remarks against politicians
This is not the first time the actor has caught himself in a controversy. Earlier this year, the actor was targeted for his views on Jallikattu and the prevailing political crisis in the state post former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha’s demise. During the Tamil Nadu political crisis, Kamal was very candid about his Chief Minister’s choice. The actor had even tweeted in support of the sport-taming festival Jalikattu, welcoming the protest led by students at the Marina Beach in Chennai.
Clearly, all of this hasn’t deterred him from expressing his opinions freely.