I don't think Bigg Boss is tarnishing Tamil culture: Kamal Haasan
His statement came in wake of the demand by Hindu Makkal Katchi on Wednesday to ban the show
Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said he doesn't believe the reality show Bigg Boss, through which he made his television debut as a host, is tarnishing Tamil culture and the people of Tamil Nadu.
His statement came in wake of the demand by Hindu Makkal Katchi, earlier the same day, to ban the show and arrest him for "hurting sentiments of people in Tamil Nadu by depicting obscene content."
"I'm not answerable to those who have filed the complaint. I'm not worried about the case. I have immense faith in law and in our government. I don't think Bigg Boss is tarnishing Tamil culture," Kamal Haasan said.
"These people perhaps have not watched similar shows. Bigg Boss is as necessary as cricket in India. I'm in a very difficult profession. People who celebrated me while making Vishwaroopam are now against me," he said.
In its police complaint, the nationalist Hindu party demanded that the contestants of the show - such as Oviya, Gayathri Raghuram, Namitha, Ganja Karuppu and Harathi among others - be arrested as well.
On the use of cuss words in the show, Kamal Haasan said, "When we can't stop using a bad word called caste, I hope the words used in the show aren't as bad as they proclaim."