Chennai: Fresh trouble seems to be brewing up for actor Kamal Haasan for his remarks about Hindu epic Mahabharat.
A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed against Haasan in the Tirunelveli district court by Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) for hurting the sentiments of Hindus.
A police complaint was lodged against Haasan by HMK on March 15 at the Chennai City Police Commissionerate for his alleged derogatory remarks about Mahabharat.
In an interview to a private news channel, Haasan allegedly commented on Mahabharat saying that Panchali was used as a pawn while the men gambled. The HMK in its complaint claimed that the remarks of the actor may incite enmity between groups and cause disturbance to public tranquillity.
The HMK called Haasan an anti-Hindu and even questioned if he had any guts to speak against Bible or Quran in the same way.
From Jallikattu to Dravidian politics, the actor is not new to controversies. During the recent political crisis in Tamil Nadu, Hassan was quite vocal about his choice of the chief minister in the state.
Haasan had recently taken to Twitter and posted strong messages against social inequality and the political situation in the state after the death of Jayalalithaa. The actor welcomed the protest for Jallikattu by students at Marina beach too stating that he was expecting more such protests.
The remarks of the actor had not gone down well with the AIADMK and Chief Minister Palaniswami who slammed him for his comments.