Kamal Hassan’s observation on the Mahabharata has landed him in trouble with a pro-Hindu outfit in Tamil Nadu. Hindu Makkal Katchi, a nationalistic party in the state moved a Tirunalveli court and lodged a complaint against the actor at the Chennai City Police Commissionerate. The actor has to appear before court on May 5.

 

Earlier, Hassan told a Tamil news channel that Mahabharata was “derogatory” in its treatment of Panchaali.“In Mahabharata, Panchali was used as… collateral. India is a country that respects and honours a book that revolves around men gambling away a woman as if she was a mere object,” he said.

 

Following this, a complaint was lodged against him. Rama Ravikumar, state secretary of the Hindu Makkal Katchi said Hassan’s remarks were in bad taste.

 

He added, “When Vishwaroopam 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. He does not have the guts to talk about any other religion. He is an anti-Hindu person, so we complained against him. We have been suffering for long but haven’t been saying anything.”

 

Hassan, who has taken a break from Kollywood is gearing up for his new project. The actor is set to host the tamil version of Big Boss in Mumbai. He is reportedly overseeing the show’s pre-production phase.