“Our demand is that Bigg Boss should be banned, and we do not want Kamal Haasan to host this show,” one of the protesters said.

Hindu fringe groups threaten to attack Bigg Boss sets participants if show not stopped
news Protest Friday, July 14, 2017 - 15:02

Two days after Hindu Makkal Katchi filed a police complaint against Bigg Boss and Kamal Haasan, Hindu fringe groups on Friday carried out a protest in T Nagar in Chennai against the show and threatened to attack the sets if the show is not stopped.

Around noon on Friday, four Hindu fringe groups including Shiv Sena and Hindu Makkal Katchi conducted a protest at T Nagar. About 20 people participated in the protest and raised slogans against Kamal Haasan and the Bigg Boss show.

Addressing the media, Ramesh Babu, state secretary, Shiv Sena, said, “Kamal Haasan is a responsible actor and he is much respected in Tamil Nadu. He should not endorse a show like Bigg Boss which is against Tamil culture and Hindu tradition. If show is not taken off air then we will go and attack the sets and the participants, and ensure that the show is stopped.”

On Wednesday, Hindu Makkal Katchi had filed a complaint to the Chennai police commissioner. “Our demand is that Bigg Boss should be banned, and we do not want Kamal Haasan to host this show,” Arjun Sampath, founder and state president of Hindu Makkal Katchi had told TNM.

“All TV serials are damaging Tamil Nadu’s family culture, but Bigg Boss is comparatively more dangerous. The program does not encourage family culture and the clothes worn by participants in the show are against our culture. They are promoting Leftist and Dravidian ideologies through this show. Juliana, one of the contestants in the show, is a Christian and she was raising slogans against the BJP government and Modi during Jallikattu. They chose her for this show precisely because of this. They have chosen an anti-Modi person,” Arjun Sampath had said.

On June 30, the Hindu Makkal Katchi had also carried out a protest outside Star Vijay TV’s office demanding a ban on Big Boss.

Asked if he was a soft target for such groups, actor Kamal Haasan had said, “I am a very hard target, the pins are not holding on. They are throwing darts with bad aims. It’s not working. If they have rightful claims, I will apologise but I will not this time. This is rabble rousing. I believe in what I do. I don’t believe in Bigg Boss, I work in Big Boss.”

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