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Nation becoming intolerant, says Kamal Haasan

Speaking to reporters, Haasan said 'Hey Ram', written, directed and produced by him in 2000, was a 'very strong movie,' which reflected his politics and ideologies.

Kochi: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said on Saturday it would not be possible for him to produce a movie like ‘Hey Ram’ at present as the whole nation, according to him, was becoming intolerant.

Speaking to reporters, Haasan said ‘Hey Ram’, written, directed and produced by him in 2000, was a ‘very strong movie,’ which reflected his politics and ideologies. Asked if his new film ‘Vishwaroopam 2’ also reflected his politics and ideology, the Makkal Needhi Maiam leader said it was there in all his movies. “However, this (Vishwaroopam 2) was not aimed (at it) directly,” he said.

Haasan said it would also not be possible for Malayalam writer and Jnanpeeth awardee MT Vasudevan Nair to produce a movie like ‘Nirmalyam’ at present. ‘Nirmalyam’, which had won the national award for the best film in 1973, focused on the neglect of temples in the villages of Kerala and the difficulties faced by families dependent on the places of worship.

HC notice to Haasan

  • Haasan is in a spot yet again, years after his Vishwaroopam-1 gave him a tough time. The sequel Vishwaroopam-2 is due to release on August 10, but Haasan faces trouble from a production company: it has taken the actor to court over unpaid dues of Rs 7.75 crore.
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