Kamal Haasan, recently addressing students at an engineering college in Chennai, said that the release of films like Anbe Sivam, Dasavathaaram, Varumayin Niram Sigappu Thevar Magan would not be possible without stirring controversies given the current political climate.
“Who knows? They may even create problems for Indian 2,” he was quoted as saying in The Indian Express. He further said that films have become tools for politicians to create controversies and gain political mileage.
Calling the row over Padmaavat ridiculous, the actor said, “There is no controversy. They create it. You tell me what is the controversy in Padmaavat? School children are being stoned in the name of a film and hurt pride.”
Kamal Haasan, however, is no stranger to controversies. In the past, Vishwaroopam was initially banned in Tamil Nadu to avoid communal tension, the VHP had protested against the release of Dashavatharam, Hey Ram saw protests over the portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the film.
Meanwhile, he will be announcing the name of his party on February 21 at Ramanathapuram, his birth place. Revealing the name of the tour, the actor had said that the name Nalai Namathe stands for a dream, one where Tamil Nadu belongs to its people, and its people are happy and prosperous.