Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain: VHP gets support from Muslim outfit in Tamil Nadu
They are sworn enemies on normal days. But Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain has brought them together.
Kamal Haasan is being condemned by both VHP, a hardliner Hundutva organization that is more known for attacking Muslims and Christians and Muslim organizations.
The forthcoming Tamil movies of Kamal Hassan is being opposed by Vishwa Hindu Parishad for uselessly raking up controversial issues. Amazingly some Muslim organizations too have attacked the actor and the filmmakers for trying to get cheap publicity and have supported VHP in this regard.
Latest reports from Tamil Nadu suggest that VHP actually got support in its fight against actor Kamal Hassan’s upcoming Tamil film Uttama Villain, when a Muslim organization, on April 10, lodged a police complaint seeking action against the actor for his “attempts to insult religious sentiments” of Hindus.
Amazingly the support has come from a Muslim political outfit in the state. “Through his earlier movie Vishwaroopam, Kamal Haasan offended religious sentiments of Muslims and now he is trying to do the same to Hindus through his upcoming movie Uthama Villain,” Indian National League Headquarters Secretary M Nazeer Ahammad told media after lodging a complaint with the Police Commissionerate.
M Nazeer Ahammad while talking about it alleged that the actor was trying to get cheap publicity for his movies by raking up controversies, hurting the religious sentiments of people and demanded that police take appropriate action against him. “How can we allow disturbing public tranquility by those who use the bogey of freedom of expression (through cinema),” he asked. On April 8, VHP had sought a ban on the film, with its city organiser Satyamurthy petitioning the Police Commissioner, claiming that the incarnations of Lord Vishnu has been criticised in the movie. The movie is scheduled for release on May 1.