"How much cricket is needed, in the same way, Bigg Boss is required,” said Kamal Haasan.

They are throwing darts with bad aims Im a hard target Kamal refuses to apologise for Bigg BossImage: Kamal Haasan/ PTI
news Bigg Boss Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 08:22

Actor Kamal Haasan said on Wednesday that Bigg Boss Tamil is not against the Tamil culture and he will not apologize for all the accusations made by Hindu Makkal Katchi against him and the show.

On Wednesday, the Hindu Makkal Katchi filed a complaint with the Chennai Police Commissioner asking for a ban on Bigg Boss Tamil. “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 The News Minute.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, actor Kamal Haasan said, “For 37 years, I have been working in movies and have done bold scenes but what have I done in Bigg Boss which is against Tamil culture?”

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.

“They say I need to be arrested but I’m very sure that my justice system will take care of it. I don’t have to worry about people who claim that or insist on me getting arrested. I don’t mind going in, it will prove the strength of my justice system,” Kamal said.

Speaking about the Hindu Makkal Katchi, he said, “This show has been running for the last 11 years, they might not be watching it because they do not know Hindi but it is there in Kannada also, all they know is culture, they do not know the country.”

Asked whether he was a soft target, “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 apologize but I will not this time. This rabble rousing. I believe in what I do. I don’t believe in Bigg Boss, I work in Big Boss,” he told a news channel.

“How much cricket is needed, in the same way, Bigg Boss is required,” he said when asked if such a show is needed on television.

Tamil Thai Vazhthu was not sung by the participants of the show to disrespect it, said Kamal Haasan. “There are a lot of people in the show who do not know how to speak Tamil, so the other participants were just making them learn Tamil Thai Vazhthu, there is nothing wrong in doing that,” he said.

Speaking about the sexual assault case in Kerala, he said, “That is the respect I have for law and for justice in our nation. I absolutely show solidarity with the victim.”

“The safety of women is important to me, it is our duty to make sure that women are safe. It is not only about an actor’s safety,” Kamal Haasan added.