Tamil megastar Kamal Haasan has said that Hindu right-wing groups could not deny the existence of Hindu terror any more.
Writing in a Tamil weekly news magazine, the popular star said, “The right wing cannot challenge talk of Hindu terrorists because terror has spread into their camp as well. In the past, Hindu, right-wing groups would not indulge in violence. They would hold a dialogue with opponents. But now they resort to violence.”
Haasan added, “Hindus are losing faith in ‘satyameva jayate‘ and instead subscribing to ‘might is right’.”
Political analysts feel that the latest stand, a bold one, by Haasan will help him occupy the emptying space in politics in both Tamil Nadu and and rest of India.
“I believe Kamal is trying to occupy the considerable anti-Hindutva space in Tamil Nadu vacated by a docile AIADMK and a confused DMK,” RK Radhakrishnan, Associate Editor, Frontline was quoted by News18.
His comments evoked angry reactions from RSS supporters. Rakesh Sinha, an RSS ideologue, demanded an apology from the actor.
“Kamal Haasan must apologise for hurting Hindu civilisation, defaming it, trying to create provocation for his petty political end,” Sinha tweeted.
Haasan has already made his intention to enter politics. The actor has made it clear that his colour wouldn’t be ‘saffron.’ implying that his new political outfit will be anti-right.
Haasan had recently apologised for supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation announcement last November. The 62-year-old actor, who has announced his intention to float a new political party, wrote, “If the PM accepts his mistake, my salaam (salute) awaits him.”