Ever since Kamal Haasan began hosting Bigg Boss Tamil, he has been creating one controversy after another. Recently, members of the Hindu Makkal Katchi were seen holding a protest outside the house of the Tamil cinema superstar in Chennai, demanding his arrest for allegedly corrupting the society by using abusive words on his show, Big Boss Tamil. Puthiya Tamizhagam leader K Krishnaswamy too threatened to file a defamation case against the channel and the 62-year-old actor for refusing to apologise for a ‘derogatory’ statement made by a contestant on the reality show. And now, the actor has allegedly taken a dig at Sasikala, fueling further controversy.
In the elimination round on Sunday night, Haasan may have indirectly criticized the politician with his five-star jail comment. When Namitha told the Tamil cinema superstar that Bigg Boss House is like a five star jail, Kamal almost instantly replied, “There is also another five-star jail.” With all the allegations being pinned on Sasikala, that she is being treated as a VIP while serving her term in a jail, it’s obvious that Kamal’s comment was directed towards her. (ALSO READ: Puthiya Tamizhagam Leader K Krishnaswamy Threatens To File Defamation Case Against Big Boss Tamil Host, Kamal Haasan)
This is not the first time that the actor has passed a comment like this on a public platform or television. Several times in the past, Kamal has openly taken a dig against politicians and other issues, sparking controversies. This time as well his snide comment has garnered attention from political parties. AIADMK leader Apsara Reddy in an interview with a leading daily said, “Kamal Hassan can say whatever he likes. We don’t know who he is implying. Targeting Sasikala ma’am and going after her in such a crude manner is uncalled for. The video doesn’t reveal the truth. It’s a common passage and she was taking a stroll. To accuse her for living in luxury is grossly unfair. People should first verify the truth. Kamal Hassan is consistently making political statements. And he’s entitled to. I don’t want to dignify or deny anything an actor says. What’s the authenticity of the video? It’s great for headlines and TRPs. The reality is something else.”
Well, we wonder what Kamaal will say to this? With the actor getting engulfed into so many controversies, it would now be interesting to see what’s in store for the veteran actor and the Tamil reality show.