Date posted: April 25, 2013
The Moral police in K town are back to action, this time targeting Kamal Haasan on his recently participated Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi Show telecasted on Vijay TV.
The Hindu Makkal Katchi has filed a complaint with the city police commissioner demanding action against Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan, actresses Gauthami and Divyadarshini for bringing disrepute to Indian culture when Kamal Haasan appeared on a reality show for Vijay TV.
Muthu Rameshkumar, Chennai zone chief of Hindu Makkal Katchi, has stated thus in his petition: “Vijay TV broadcast its reality quiz anchored by actor Prakashraj for three days on 15-17 April which had Kamal Haasan, actresses Gauthami and Divyadarshini taking part in it. While interacting with the Vijay TV anchor’s seated around, Prakash Raj asked them to ask Kamal whatever they want, a middle-aged woman(Priya) said she would leave her husband behind to fulfill her ‘unfulfilled wish’ and came forward and kissed and hugged Kamal.
“The programme is watched by lakhs of viewers across the state and the still these women didn’t mind hugging Kamal and kissing him. Even Vijay TV anchors Divyadarshini and Priyadarshini also did the same. The show also witnessed debates on marriage and one of the views exchanged during the debate was that it’s not ‘wrong’ for a man and a woman to have a live-in relationship without getting married.
“In a show intended to increase general knowledge and awareness, it is out of place to show women hugging and kissing a star. Programmes such as these contribute to the various incidents of sexual atrocities taking place across the country. We request you to take proper action against Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj, Gauthami, Divyadarshini and the middle-aged woman(Priya) on the show for bringing disrepute to Indian culture by openly indulging in such acts as stated above,” the petition concluded.