Veteran actor Kamal Hassan made it to headlines early this week following his live interaction with Superstar Vijay Sethupathi on Instagram. The video went on trending, as cinema-goers were in for a treat to catch their favorite stars interact about everything right from films to politics. But a certain statement made by Hassan on saint Thyagaraja during the interaction has now come back to haunt him. During his interaction with Vijay Sethupathi, Kamal Hassan while speaking about music, the latter’s statement about Saint Thyagaraja ‘begging in praise of Lord Rama’ didn’t go well with Carnatic musicians.
As per a report from timesofindia.com, Caranatic musicians found it way too offensive, following which popular carnatic musician Palghat Ramprasad along with 3000 people from Carnatic music industry has come up with the decision to sign petition seeking an apology from Kamal Haasan.
As per the same report, the petition against Kamal Haasan on his statement read, “While no one can tarnish the image of a holy soul such as Thyagaraja, least of all by people who conveniently and selectively oppose certain faith-based ideologies, the remark on him is extremely hurtful to an entire section of the society, which perhaps, you may care least about. However, we artists from the Carnatic music fraternity strongly object to the pointed reference of a holy saint whom we all revere, and demand an apology for your malignant and despicable remarks against him carried out intentionally or otherwise.”