Actor Kamal Hasaan's recent remarks on Mahabharata have clearly not gone down well with the Hindu outfits. More than a week after the actor said that India honours a book that speaks of a woman being gambled away, the series of complaints against him has not stopped.
After Hindu Makkal Katchi and Akila Hindu Mahasabha filed two separate complaints against the actor for his "anti-Hindu" remark, now a group from Karnataka has followed suit and say, they too have filed a police complaint against the actor.
On Sunday, Bharath Kranti Sena, a Hindu outfit from Karnataka filed a complaint against Kamal Haasan for calling Mahabharata "a lie."
"Kamal Haasan pointed to the gambling episode and asked how right it is to gamble with a woman that way, and called Mahabharata a lie. Mahabharata is one of Hindu religion's most holy texts, which contains the feeling of the religion," reads the complaint filed by Bharath Kranti Sena chief Swami Pranavananda.
Speaking to The News Minute, Swami Pranavananda said that Kamal Haasan had insulted Hinduism and said that the outfit wanted him to apologise.
"If he does not apologise and the police does not take action against him, we will directly approach the court," he said.
While the group has demanded that the police register a case against Kamal Haasan under sections 153 A and 295 A of the IPC, the police have said that they will only treat this as a petition for now.
DCP West Anucheth confirmed to TNM that the police have not filed a formal complaint in this regard.
"We have asked the complainant to give us a clipping of the alleged incident. It has come to light that he has complained in Chennai also. We are ascertaining the details. We will take legal opinion and proceed," the officer said.
In a recent interview to Puthiya Thalaimurai editor Karthigaichelvan, Haasan, while referring to Mahabharata, said that a woman is gambled away in the epic and that India honours such a book.