A Muslim teenager allegedly insulted Kamal Haasan, threatening to cut off his tongue and offering anyone 25K to darken his face.
One of India’s most well-known and significant actors, directors, and politicians is Kamal Haasan. The seasoned actor has appeared in more than 200 films, demonstrating his impressive versatility by taking on a variety of roles in different genres. He has won multiple honors, including several National Film honors and Filmfare Awards, for his performances, which have received widespread praise from critics.
In addition to acting, he has produced and directed films. He has made contributions to Indian cinema in addition to foraying into politics. He contributes a column on a weekly basis in Tamil. His article on right-wing extremism in 2017 caused controversy.
Without naming any specific individuals, Kamal Haasan asserted that right-wing organizations altered the trajectory. “In the past, such Hindu right-wingers used arguments and arguments against reasons without resorting to violence. But now that “this old conspiracy” was starting to fall apart, he argued, the organizations are resorting to violence. “Extremism is in no way a (mark of) success or growth for those who call themselves Hindus,” the legendary Tamil filmmaker remarked.
Hindu activists on the right fiercely criticized his remarks. The offensive remarks made by Kamal Haasan also outraged right-wing Muslim activists. Along with joining the cause, a Muslim student leader from Aligarh has promised a Rs 25,000 prize to anyone who darkens his face.
It was said that Vikram Star was an “anti-national” who wished to rift Muslims and Hindus. Mohd Aamir Rashid, the president of the Muslim Youths Association in Aligarh, said that he would pay someone to blacken their face.
Rashid went on to claim that if Hindus become “extremists,” no other community in the nation will be secure. He claimed that anyone who made words like these in an effort to incite conflict between two communities ought to be silenced and to have his “tongue” amputated. He made such strident and polarising statements that it was clear Kamal Haasan intended to enter politics.