Haasan being Haasan, he maintained his equipoise and at the same time, criticised the government for being corrupt in almost “every department”. After this explosive statement of his, followed by DMK working president MK Stalin’s backing, several AIADMK ministers and MLAs had lashed out at Haasan. What started off as genuine criticism turned murkier when higher education minister KP Anbazhagan stooped low and said, “He (Kamal Haasan) isn’t someone worth consideration.
Even if you’re willing to pardon Anbazhagan’s remarks, law minister CV Shanmugam’s scathing remark calling Haasan a “third-rate actor” might make you want to pinch yourself awake. Not just his fans, Tamilians too were irked by Shanmugam’s cheap remarks and he soon became a butt of jokes on the internet. So much so, that had MG Ramachandran or J Jayalalithaa been alive today, they’d probably have stared with incredulity at Shanmugham.
Kamal Haasan is in the eye of the storm yet again. Recently, while addressing a press conference, Haasan was asked to comment on various issues ranging from the recently-introduced GST (Goods and Service Tax) to the popular Malayalam actor’s abduction case.