Twitter suspends Kantara actor Kishore's account
Kishore is well-known for voicing his opinions on social issues
Twitter has suspended South Indian actor Kishore's account. An activist, especially on farmers' problems, Kishore is well-known for expressing outspokenly. He is yet to respond to the suspension of his Twitter account.
Kishore had earlier supported the controversial statement of Sai Pallavi equating the killings of Kashmiri Pandits with the murders of Muslims. He had questioned the media for attacking the actor and asked journalists whether it was a crime for film personalities to have an opinion on social issues.
Kishore, who played a key role in the recent sensation Kantara, was also in the news when he spoke up against superstitions and why it's important to understand the film's portrayal of culture in the right sense.
"A request of concern to those who are painting the color of Dharma on our folk deities, the Bhoota of Kola and the Daiva of Nema. Why do we fail to see the color of Adharma in the practice of untouchability, which does not allow the person who wears the vesha of the same daiva into the house belonging to the upper caste feudals, and the cleansing with holy water when he enters their house? Why do we fail to see the dharma of Garnalu Saheb's ultimate sacrifice by bursting a bomb to save his people?," he questioned.
Acknowledging the impact the film created across the nation, the actor added, "Like any good movie, Kantara is uniting the people of the country surpassing the borders of caste, religion and language." He also raised a relevant point about the perils of attaching certain labels to the film. "Through entertainment, people are being made aware of many social issues. By using such a film to incite superstition and bigotry and divide people, the greatest of successes can become greatest of failures for humanity. Think for a moment before falling prey to the brokers of hatred, who have already hijacked our national anthem, flag, besides using and abusing crores of freedom fighters just for vote. Think for a moment before they hijack our cinemas too. Our movies are our pride. Do not let them become the pawns of bigoted politics."