Actor Arya, who was drawn into bad light by FEFSI president V C Guhanathan after the controversial speech he delivered in a recent awards function, has found new adversaries. This time, it is the Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK).
The Hindu Makkal Katchi(HMK) has objected to the actor’s derogatory speech against Tamil cinema and people. They protested against Arya by placing a Garland of Slippers on the portrait of him. They also shouted slogans against Arya.
Recently in an award function at Sharjah organized by a Malayalam channel, actor Arya claimed that acting in Tamil was much easy and did not require any kind of hard work. But acting in Kerala cinema industry, requires hard work and a home work from an actor.
The HMK activitists have demanded Arya to seek apology. They also threatened to ban Arya’s upcoming films if he fails to apologize.
Anna Durai, the General secratry of HMK said, “Arya should apologize for his ‘irresponsible’ and ‘baseless’ speech about Tamil films and actors. Arya who earns Crores of rupees from Tamil film industry has delievered such derogatory speech about Tamil industry. If he fails to apologize, we will extend our protestion to ban his upcoming Tamil films ”
Call it publicity or moral policing, HMK has been finding easy preys in Kollywood. HMK recently gave a boycott call against veteran film-maker Ramgopal Varma’s recent film Rathacharithram because the lead actors Vivek Oberoi and Surya toured Sri Lanka for the film shoot, defying the diktat of the South Indian Film Artists’ Association.
Earlier, HMK, along with few other fringe Hindu outfits, had campaigned against actress Kushboo’s remarks on premarital sex, and Mallika Sherawat and Shriya Saran for their indecent attire in public functions.