Actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan is facing the heat for his controversial “free India’s first extremist was a Hindu” remarks referring to Nathuram Godse. The Tamil Nadu police has reportedly filed an FIR against him in this regard. Further , saffron organisations moved the courts in Delhi against Haasan.
Makkal Needhi Maiyam and a Minister who wanted the actor’s tongue to be chopped off for his remarks entered into a war of words, even as the MNM chief found support from Asaduddin Owaisi, the firebrand AIMIM leader.
The one who killed Mahatma Gandhi, whom we regard as Father of the Nation, what do we call him? We call him Mahatma or ‘rakshas’ (demon)? Call him terrorist or assassin?” he said.
“If not calling the person who killed Bapu as a terrorist, what else will you call him?” he told reporters at Hyderabad.
Stoking a controversy, Haasan had said on Sunday that “free India’s first extremist was a Hindu”, referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi.
“I am not saying this because this is Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Free India’s first extremist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it (extremism, apparently) starts,” he said in bypoll-bound Aravakurichi.