Stalin comes to the support of Kamal Haasan

S P Velumani

S P Velumani

Earlier this week, cops called Dileep for questioning in connection with the case and arrested him, thereafter.

He has called Haasan a third rate actor.

This is the language some AIADMK leaders are using to degrade one of the revered actors of our time, Kamal Haasan.

Haasan earned the ire of the ruling dispensation after he stated on Wednesday that no government department was free from corruption. In fact, he was one of the few actors who spoke about the mismanagement during the 2015 rains which nearly sank Chennai.

Justifying the reality show by stating that there was nothing objectionable against Tamil culture, Kamal, while intrer-acting with the media, had alleged that the Tamil Nadu government was steeped in corruption.

As a reply, Minister for Municipal Administrations, SP Velumani, asked for evidence to Kamal Haasan's allegations. He added that it was also Kamal Haasan's responsibility to correct something that he found wrong in the state.

But, the situation went worse with Prison and Law Affairs Minister, CV Shanmugam's repeated blows to Kamal Haasan's personal life. He also said that the actor had no big projects in hand and would do anything for cheap publicity. All in all, due to their political vendetta, the party leaders went to the extent of calling him as a third rate actor, when the entire agrees that he is the best when it comes to his craft.

However, MK Stalin, the Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and working president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), has come to the actor's defence and said that like every other citizen, the star had the right to criticise the government.

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