Members of the Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) have lodged a police complaint against actor Kamal Haasan, accusing him of making derogatory remarks against Hindus.
On Wednesday, members of the party submitted the complaint at the Chennai City Police Commissionerate, The Hindu reported.
In a recent interview to a Tamil channel, Haasan, while referring to Mahabharata, reportedly said that a woman is gambled away in the epic and that India honours such a book.
Speaking to The News Minute, Rama Ravikumar, state Secretary of HMK, called the actor "anti-Hindu" and said that his comments have hurt their religious sentiments.
Rama Ravikumar, State Secretary of HMK Kamal Haasan said that Mahabharata talks about a woman (Draupadi) who was used as a pawn and was gambled away, and that this country reads such a book. There was no need for him to say these things. It has hurt our sentiments and who is he to talk about the Mahabharata?
He continued, "Will he ever speak against the Quran or the Bible like this? When Vishwaroopam was released, Muslims (several groups) had protested against the movie (for allegedly depicting the community in a negative light). He had then said that there is no safety in this state, and that he should go somewhere else and live."
Rama said that Kamal should not be speaking against a book which is read and believed by so many people.
Rama Ravikumar He does not have the guts to talk against any other religion. He is an anti-Hindu person, so we complained against him. If he talks against the Quran or the Bible, the minorities will protest and create a problem for him. We have been suffering for long but haven’t been saying anything.
The Commissioner, he added, has told them that necessary action will be taken against the Dasavathaaram actor.
According to an IBT report, the Akila Hindu Mahasabha has also filed a complaint against the actor for the same with the Collector in Coimbatore.
Protesting against the actor, the activists tore his photographs and some even tried to burn his effigy in Erode, but were stopped by the police.