Bowing to pressure from Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK), the song ‘Kannodu Kannai Kalandhal’ written and sung by Kamal Haasan himself has been removed from Manmadhan Ambu.
The Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) had alleged that the song, ‘Kannodu Kannai Kalanthal’, speaks much about women’s sexual desires and some lines referring to Hindu Gods Aranganathar and Sri Varalakshmi hurts the sentiments of the religion.
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With regard to this notice was issued to Kamal Haasan, Trisha, Udhayanidhi Stalin and KS Ravikumar seeking the removal of the objectionable song from the movie. And also the HMK staged a demonstration in front of Kamal’s house, protesting against the film and demanding removal of the song from the film last week.
Earlier last sunday, Kamal had made it clear that the song would not be deleted from the film at any cost, while speaking at a promotional event of the movie organised in Kochi. “Manmadhan Ambu has been certified by the Censor Board. So there is no question of deleting the particular song from the film,” the Ulaga Nayagan said in the presence of a huge number of fans.
But Putting an end to the controversy, Kamal Hassan has released an official statement announcing the song in controversy would be removed from the movie considering the interests and claims of so many people involved. In the statement Kamal said “Had this been my own film, I would have gone ahead with the song cleared by the Censor Board with the confidence that it would not hurt religious sentiments. However, this was not one of my productions, but a commercial venture by Red Giant”,. Kamal also claimed that this song, which has become a popular number in FM channels and TV channels already, was not written or included in the movie to hurt anyone intentionally.
Seems Udhayanidhi Stalin doesn’t want any controversies to crop up that could hamper the release of the film.
Protest By Hindhu Makkal Katchi