Kamal Haasan says there are 'Hindu extremists' too, laments commercialisation of festivals

Kamal Haasan

However the actor signed off with a positive note saying that the day is not far when Tamil Nadu, like Kerala today, will become a model for social reform.

Writing in a Tamil weekly news magazine, the popular star said, "The right wing can not challenge talk of Hindu terrorists because terror has spread into their camp as well".

"Earlier such Hindu right-wingers, without indulging in violence against those belonging to other religions, made the latter indulge in violence through their arguments and counter arguments", he said.

Writing in a Tamil magazine, Kamal said that earlier right-wing Hindus used to argue, but did so without indulging in violence. But this old tactic was defeated and what they stated to do is use muscle power.

Haasan further wrote, "The right wing can not challenge talk of Hindu terrorists because terror has spread into their camp as well".

Such terror activities are not going to help them in any which ways.truth alone triumphs, Tamil superstar added.


The comments he wrote in the weekly column were apparently in response to a question by Pinarayi, who sought to know the effect of recent communalisation on the Tamil Dravidian tradition of peaceful co-existence. The comments also reinforces Haasan's anti-RSS stand.

He recently met Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal at his Eldams Road residence.

"World over, there is a move towards fascism and a leaning toward the right-wing".

Sounding philosophical at one point, Haasan said "change is unchangeable".

"There is an attempt to bring back regressive thinking in music, art, to make it right-wing, not just in Tamil Nadu but throughout the country".

Chennai: With his incessant passion for statecraft and controversy, Kamal Haasan has now come down on Hindutva forces led by the BJP. "It was done by the former home minister P Chidambaram and Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shindey saying it on the floor of Parliament that there is Hindu terror in this country", BJP's national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said.

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