It seems his Mahabharata comment could cost veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan dear. The Valliyoor court in Tamil Nadu has summoned him to appear on May 5 in response to the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against him by the Hindu Makkal Katchi for his alleged derogatory remarks about the revered Hindu epic.
ANI has confirmed the news:
Hindu Makkal Katchi had filed a case against Kamal Haasan alleging that he had defamed Hindu religion by making remarks about Mahabharata— ANI (@ANI_news) April 21, 2017
Kamal Haasan in an interview to a Tamil channel, reportedly said while referring to The Mahabharata, that a woman is gambled away in the epic and that India honours such a book.
In Mahabharata, Panchali was used as a pawn while the men gambled ... she was used as a collateral and India is a country that respects and honours a book that revolves around men using a woman to gamble away as if she was a mere object.Kamal Haasan, Actor-Filmmaker