Kamal Haasan on ‘Hindu extremism’ row: I will not raise a gun but I will also not keep quiet


A leader of Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha reportedly said Kamal should be shot dead or hanged for his comments, which were perceived as “anti-Hindu”. Because I wanted to keep everyone calm. He recently courted fresh trouble when he spoke about ‘Hindu extremism’ in his weekly column for a Tamil magazine. Kamal was asked to respond to that hostile reaction during a Townhall meeting with senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai. “The word I used in Tamil is theeviram like how you would describe a fan, who is extremely fond of you. I will be reduced to tears if they deny me that (love). Related News
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When he was asked whether he was referring to the killings of rationalist such as Kalburgi, Dabholkar, Pansare and Gauri Lankesh, he responded saying “Yes.” But, he said he was not just blaming right-wing ideologues just in Hindu community for the violent atmosphere in the country. “Right-wing in any community is responsible for these killings. “Somebody has put out a Whatsapp message. At the press conference held on Tuesday in Chennai, he also added, “I definitely don’t want to hurt Hindu sentiments as I myself come from a Hindu family. “I will not raise a gun but, at the same time, I will also not keep quiet,” he said. I’m actually scared of my family because they wield a powerful weapon called love. He reiterated that nobody should indulge in violence in the name of their religion. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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Updated: November 8, 2017 4:07 pm

Kamal Haasan who turned 63 on Tuesday, responds to ‘Hindu extremism’ row. I didn’t think of it. Even though I have taken a different path, I don’t want to upset members in my family.