The complainant referred to a recent episode where one of the contestants called former CM J Jayalalithaa tyrannical.

Complaint against Kamal Haasan alleges he defamed Jayalalithaa on Bigg Boss 2
news Controversy Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 17:59

A complaint has been filed against actor Kamal Haasan with the Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai, requesting that action be taken against the actor-turned-politician for endorsing and promoting his political movies through the reality TV show, Bigg Boss. The complaint has been filed by Advocate Louiseal Ramesh, who has been with the Madras High Court for the past 27 years.

The complainant referred to the TV show aired on Vijay TV everyday between 9.00 pm and 10.30 and recalled a particular episode that played on July 31.

Referring to a recently aired episode, the complainant said that one of the contestants spoke disparagingly of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. She said the show was scripted by Kamal, who is the host, and the producer, Endemol Shine India.

In her complaint, Louiseal pointed out that contestant Rithwika’s remarks implied that former CM Jayalalithaa’s rule was tyrannical and that contestant Aishwarya, who comes from the north, might not know what happened to the previous dictator this state saw.

In her complaint, she added that Kamal was being disrespectful and defaming Jayalalithaa for his own political gains, especially in an upcoming episode said to air on August 4.

Reality TV show Bigg Boss 2 Tamil has been on air since June this year. This year, the show has 16 contestant and currently 11 of them are still in the house. The show has been mired in controversies since the beginning.

Previously, Hindu Makkal Katchi had filed a complaint against host Kamal Haasan demanding the show to be banned, alleging that the show “hurt sentiments with its obscene content”.