With some people painting him as anti-Hindu, Kamal Haasan has vehemently denied it.
“I view all religions- Hinduism, Islam and Christianity- similar. But some persons are trying to paint an image that I am partial towards particular sections,” he said in his column in Tamil weekly ‘Ananda Vikatan’.
Meanwhile, the actor-filmmaker is getting ready to deliver a lecture in Harvard. This is the second time he will do so.
In a statement, he said, “The topic is Tamil Nadu. I chose to speak on it out of sheer necessity. Our state has sunk to the lowest depth. It affecting my dignity as a man, even more as a Tamilian.”
The ‘Indian’ and ‘Uthama Villan’ actor said further: ““I yearn to see my state rise to the height it deserves. The rise of my state will translate into the rise of my nation. Harvard is a seat of learning like our Nalanda University.
If only we had continued that tradition without any break, we would have been holding such seminars at least 200 years back.
These platforms are important and can’t be neglected. This is going to be an engagement with more fortunate minds who availed an opportunity to seek knowledge. A place that dispenses knowledge for money or free, is still a seat of wisdom. Having their ears, even though only momentarily, is a great opportunity.”