Chennai, July 12: The Hindu Makkal Katchi on Wednesday demanded ban on the Tamil version of reality show “Bigg Boss” and wanted its host actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan to be arrested for tarnishing Tamil culture.
A complaint petition has been lodged at the Chennai Police Commisioner’s office seeking the arrest of Kamal Haasan and all the fifteen participants of the ‘Bigg Boss’ show aired on Vijay Tv.
In its police complaint, the nationalist Hindu party have stated that ‘Bigg Boss’ is causing the disintegration of the Indian culture and the Indian people who put honour before everything else will not tolerate it. It is claimed that the participants of the show consisting of 7 men and 7 women speak profanity and appear 75 percent naked on screen which will supposedly result in a culture shock for the toddlers to elderly people watching.They claim the show is obscene.
“The participants are mouthing obscene statements and are acting 75 per cent nude. It is also derogative of Tamil culture and hurts the sentiments of seven crore Tamilians,” read the statement.
“They should be arrested under law because they are hurting Tamil culture and the programme should be banned,” the statement added.
HMK further gone on to state that the Tamil people place the “Tamil Thaai Vaazhthu ” more than their souls and the show has trolled it hurting the sentiments of millions. They have sought the immediate ban of the ‘Bigg Boss’ show and the arrest of Kamal Haasan, Oviya, Namitha, Julie, Aarthi, Gayathri Raghuram, Raiza Wilson, Shakthi Vasu, Vayapuri, Ganja Karuppu, Bharani, Snehan and Ganesh Venkatraman.
Haasan, who has been a vocal opponent of the 30 percent local tax imposed by the Tamil Nadu government on the state’s film industry over and above the newly implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST), has not yet commented on this latest row.
This is the first-ever season of Bigg Boss Tamil, which was launched on 25 June 2017 on the Star Vijay channel,marks the television debut of Kamal Haasan.