Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Kamal apologises for taking assault victim’s name on camera


MUMBAI: Kamal Haasan, recently, in a press conference had revealed the name of the Malayalam actress who was abducted and allegedly sexually assaulted in February.

The veteran thinks that there is nothing wrong in letting the world know the victim’s name. After which, the actor found himself at the receiving end of severe criticism.

Haasan, later on Friday, received a legal notice from NYC (National Commission for Women) committee’s chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam. She said that a suo moto action would be taken against the Tamil star for revealing the name of the Malayalam actress in front of the media, and asked Haasan to apologise.

The superstar has apologised on Twitter, not because he had to oblige to any committee but because he feels that no one is above the law.

He wrote, “Apologize say women, while I love & fight 4them.I wiill bend 2 no woman or man 4 no reason. U r penalizing the lawyer & missing criminals. Cant name her? Name her after my mother or my daughter. This war will be fought.Yehhai Mahabharath katha. Jago My lady bharath. Salaam. If you still want me to apoligize I will. No one is above law …except your gods. God is no reason just a ruse for some.”

At the press conference, where Haasan took the name of the victim, had said, “Why is it the safety of women in the film industry alone? A female’s presence in the crowd is important to me and I will not let anything happen to her. It’s our duty to see if you are safe. It is not just about actresses. We are not supporting her (mentions the name), because she is an actress.”

“It doesn’t matter if I have used the name. The media itself have used her name. Do not hide the name as there is nothing wrong with it. If you want to call her Draupadi, call her that. Don’t refer to her as ‘a female’,” he asserted, on pointing out her name in public.

However, Malayalam superstar Dileep, who has allegedly been involved in the actress’ abduction case, got arrested a few days ago, and the proceedings, interrogations are on.

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