Senior CPI(M) leader M A Baby has come down heavily on VHP, stating that the right wingoutfit’s outcry against Kamal Haasan’s upcoming Tamil flick”Uttama Villain” and protest against Kolkata International ArtBiennale is a clear picture of the threat faced by creativity in the country.“Raising objection against creativity in the name of hurting religious sensibilities is becoming a common practise in the country nowadays,” Baby, party politburo member and former state minister, wrote in a Facebook post. On VHP’s demand seeking a ban on “Uttama Villain” claiming it would offend the feelings of Hindus, he said if Muslim fundamentalists had come up against Kamal’s last film “Vishwaroopam”, it was the turn of their Hindu counterparts to raise objection against his new movie. “Both the Hindu and Muslim traditions do not endorse violence and intolerance,” he said.
Activists from Vishwa Hindu Parishad have called for a ban on film ‘Uttam Villain’ starring Kamal Haasan, saying that it might affect the religious sentiments of Hindi people.
Reportedly, the group alleged that the song ‘Iraniyan Nadagam’, which is about the disparaged conversation between Prahalad and Hiranyakashipu, will hurt the sentiments of Hindus.
According to K.L Sathiyamoorthy, member of VHP, “The lyrics of the song will upset followers of Lord Vishnu. It belittles the conversation between Prahalad and Hiranyakashipu. Hence, we demand a ban on the film.”