Prakash Raj comes in support of Kamal Haasan, gets 'hate' on social media

Nov 03, 2017, 18:27 IST | mid-day online correspondent

National award winning actor Prakash Raj has come out in support of fellow actor Kamal Haasan, who had spoken up against the right-winged back terror in the country

Kamal Haasan, in his column in the Tamil weekly Ananda Vikatan, wrote, "In the past, Hindu right-wing groups would not indulge in violence, but they would hold a dialogue with the opposite parties on their arguments. But this old tactic was defeated and what they stated to do is use muscle power. They started indulging in violence.' "The right wing cannot challenge talk of Hindu terrorists because terror has spread into their camp as well," wrote the Tamil film icon.

Haasan's remark drew flaw from various quarters especially BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). BJP national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao compared the actor with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saee and said that by passing such remarks all these people have given Pakistan an upper hand. Kamal Haasan has now found a supporter in National award-winning actor, Prakash Raj. Prakash Raj took to his Twitter and posted, "

His support of Kamal Haasan, has drawn a lot of flak from social media users, especially from the people inclined towards right-wing have slammed him for his support. 

Prakash Raj had previously criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well.  He had threatened to return the five National awards as "bigger actors including Prime Minister Narendra Modi" deserve the honour instead.

While speaking at an event in Bengaluru recently on the PM's silence about the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh, the Singham (2011) and Dabangg 2 (2012) actor said, "A certain section is celebrating the murder of the journalist and the government's silence is unacceptable." Raj, who grew up in Bengaluru, was Lankesh's buddy for 30 years.

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