Film actor Kamal Haasan is in trouble again with his allegedly derogatory remarks on the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed against Haasan in the Tirunelveli District Court by members of the Hindu Makkal Katchi for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments.
During an interview to a Tamil channel recently Haasan expressed his views on Mahabharata, saying, "In Mahabharata, Panchali was used as a pawn while the men gambled” and “she was used as a collateral and India is a country that respects and honours a book that revolves around men using a woman to gamble away as if she was a mere object.” Following this, Hindu Makkal Katchi members expressed concern that this might cause enmity between two communities.
This is not the first time that the actor has courted controversy. From Tamil Nadu’s state politics to Jallikattu protests, his tweets and comments have always dragged him under the limelight.
Even during the release of his film Vishwaroopam, Haasan's character created controversy as it presented a particular community in a negative light.