Hindus in Majority, Should Show Big Heart and Embrace Others: Kamal Haasan Says in Latest Article for Tamil Magazine
New Delhi, Nov 16: Actor Kamal Haasan has called on Hindus to show “big heart” and “embrace others” in his latest article for Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan. The Tamil actor, who has announced that he is ready to join politics and would make the final announcement regarding it soon, had triggered a massive controversy through his previous article in which he said right-wing groups can not deny the existence of Hindu terror.
“Hindus are in a majority. They have the responsibility of an elder brother. When Hindus they say we are big their hearts too ought to be big. They should embrace others and correct them if they do wrong,” Kamal Haasan said in his article.
In an apparent veiled attack on groups or people involved in lynching incidents witnessed across India in the recent past, the Tamil mega star said it was for the courts to punish people. “We’ve given courts the responsibility to punish people. Let them do that,” he said in the article. (Also Read: Kamal Haasan Says Says Hindu Terrorism Exists, BJP Compares Him With Hafiz Saeed)
“Cases have been filed against me…I have been dragged to courts but I have no problem with that as I am on people’s journey,” he added referring to multiple court cases filed against him for his “Hindu terror” remark.
Preparig For Political Plunge
Kamal Haasan, who was widely expected to launch his own political outfit on the occasion of his 63rd birthday last week, put to rest talks about his political innings launching a mobile app. The mobile app, Haasan said, would work as a bridge between him and his fans. Haasan described the app as his first step towards in his political journey.
“This will be the first step. I’m confident that you will contribute funds to me generously as you have in the past for our welfare activities,” he said. I’m not waiting for anyone’s order right now. I’m preparing. I take a minimum of three months to prepare for just a movie role. So I’m not in a hurry,” he said responding to queries about his political innings.
“They have labelled me an anti-national for speaking my mind. Suppression is nothing new in our democracy. I’m ready to go to jail if need be. I spoke about the existence of extremism, not terrorism. There’s a huge difference,” he said clarifying over his “Hindu extremism” remark.