Bigg Boss Tamil 2 hosted by actor-politician Kamal Haasan has recently courted a controversy where an advocate has filed a police complaint seeking a ban on the show for “defaming” late chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa by portraying her as a “dictator”.

Advocate Louisal Ramesh, in her complaint, alleged that “Hassan and the production firm behind the show are portraying the late chief minister Amma as a dictator with an intention to bring disrepute to her.” She further alleged that during a recent task in the house, a participant was given the title of a ‘dictator’ where the participant was creating “difficulties for people.” Louisal even claimed that the show was scripted and that the production house and Mr Haasan were determined on what one should do and speak during performing their tasks. There was an instance in the house where a co-contestant was seen telling the ‘dictator’ that she is from North India and “did not know what happened to those in Tamil Nadu who gave a dictatorial rule earlier”.

“Kamal Haasan, speaking on Saturday while compiling (the week’s episodes) will speak on similar lines saying what happened to such people who ruled like a dictator,” she said.

“The Bigg Boss-2 programme is defaming Amma, who gave a peaceful rule, by portraying her as a dictator. The show should be banned and legal action should be initiated against Kamal Haasan and producer Endemolshine India,” Louisal said in the complaint.