Kamal Haasan says there are 'Hindu extremists' too, laments commercialisation of festivals

Chennai: Tamil movie actor Kamal Haasan, who is planning to jump into active politics, says there are "Hindu extremists" too.

Writing in a Tamil magazine, Kamal said that earlier right-wing Hindus used to argue, but did so without indulging in violence.

File image of Kamal Haasan. AFP

File image of Kamal Haasan. AFP

But as their "cunningness" started to fail, they began to resort to violence, he said.

"Extremism has spread into their camp as well," the actor said. "This extremism is not a victory or progress to those who call themselves Hindus."

He moaned that these days festivals had been commercialised.

According to him, the older generation upper caste people, who get jittery on seeing equality in society, are now trying to impose Sanatana Dharma on the youth by coating it with honey.

This is being done through festivals, culture and art, he said.

Updated Date: Nov 02, 2017 20:43 PM

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