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Court summons Kamal Haasan to appear before it over his remark on Mahabharata

On Friday The Actor Was Asked By A Local Court To Appear Before It On May 5 To Answer Allegations In A Complaint Filed Against Him On His Remark Upon The Hindu Epic Mahabharata.

PTI | Updated on: 21 Apr 2017, 09:10:17 PM
Court summons Kamal Haasan to appear before it over his remark on Mahabharata (Img Source: Twitter)


Actor Kamal Haasan landed himself in trouble after his recent comment upon the Hindu epic Mahabharata. On Friday the actor was asked by a local court to appear before it on May 5 to answer allegations in a complaint filed against him.

Valliyoor Judicial Magistrate Senthil Kumar also ordered the Pazhuvur police inspector to investigate the matter and file a report at the earliest on the complaint filed by Athinatha Sundaram, the secretary of the Narumboonathar temple devotees federation.

The actor allegedly made the anti-Mahabharata remarks during an interview to a private Tamil television channel on March 12. The complainant alleged that the actor, in response to a question from the interviewer about the violence against women, particularly in the film industry, said the people in this country read even the epic Mahabharata, where in a woman was staked in a dice game.

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He also allegedly said Indians give too much respect to the Mahabharatha that "highlighted the fact" that a woman was pawned away in gambling. He submitted that Kamal Haasan had 'insulted' the Hindus and the Mahabharata by his alleged remarks.

He sought a heavy fine and maximum punishment to theactor for insulting the religious sentiments of the Hindus.

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First Published : 21 Apr 2017, 08:52:00 PM

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