5 questions for (Kabhi)neta Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan is a part-time politician. When he is bored, his team asks him to perform in front of live audience. Case in point: Voters in a Muslim-dominated area (by his own admission) of Karur district. Sometimes, he sticks to the script and delivers just fine. But, on most occasions, he improvises and goes off script. Yesterday was one such day. In light of his recent comments on Hindu terrorism, we have five questions for him.
First of all, what did he say?
"I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Independent India's first terrorist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse," Haasan said in Tamil, while campaigning in Karur, Tamil Nadu.
Does he know the difference between terrorist and murderer?
If Haasan were confused between a mass murderer and terrorist, I wouldn't have been surprised. By now, we know the IQ levels of these actor-types. But, he called Nathuram Godse (a Hindu who killed Mahatma Gandhi) India's first terrorist. While there is no universally accepted definition of terrorism, broadly speaking, it is directed against civilians. Acts of terrorism are "attempts to coerce governments into giving in to the demands of the perpetrators." Technically speaking, how is Godse then a terrorist, much less a Hindu terrorist?
NATO's definition of terrorism; Haasan can bookmark it
NATO defines terrorism as, "The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence against individuals or property in an attempt to coerce or intimidate governments or societies to achieve political, religious or ideological objectives."
In any case, does terror have a religion?
Time and again, these pseudo-intellectuals, Bollywood babas, Left liberal gang have shown us their hypocrisy. When it suits their narrative, they tell us terror has no religion. When it doesn't, they change their stand. They suffer from Hinduphobia, and use the technique of false equivalents to equate murder to an act of terror. Either Haasan is dimwit or he wants to attack all Hindus.
Not that caste is important, but he's a certified hypocrite
Caste passes on to next-gen by parenting and not just by filling caste in school admission form.— The Mask (@mask2821) June 30, 2018
Proof: Shruti Hassan Iyengar's interview with Niranjan Iyengar.
Sorry Mr. @ikamalhaasan your idea isn't working. #AskKamalHaasan pic.twitter.com/qmsnbMjono
Why isn't he fighting elections? Will be ready by 2024?
He came, he narrated filmy dialogs, he didn't contest - that's Haasan political career in a nutshell. Indian politics certainly needs a reboot, fresh influx of ideas, and revolutionary thinkers. But, it needs doers and not arm-chair activists. Einstein said, "The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don't do anything about it." On that note, when are you fighting elections, Mr. Haasan? Or would you use a body double?
What is his final take on Kashmir?
To recall, right after the Pulwama attack, this actor-turned-politician-turned-actor sparked controversy by calling for a plebiscite in Kashmir. He went on to refer PoK as Azaad Kashmir. As his comments gained attention, his party Makkal Needhi Maiam rushed to his defense. Now, here is the thing, Mr. Hassan - if you want to be known as an intellectual, don't take U-turns. Ask a certain Kejriwal how can U-turns impact one's political careers.
When is he returning to 'Big Boss 3'?
In their megalomaniac life, these actors often forget when the cameras are off. They think they have become the characters they portray on-screen. They also believe the audience craves for their nuggets of wisdom. In reality though, most fans just love their acting, some have interest in their personal lives, but no one wants their gyaan. Haasan can return to Big Boss, chances are he will be taken more seriously there.