Vivek Oberoi takes a shot at Kamal Haasan over Hindu terror remark
MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi took at swipe at senior artist and politician Kamal Haasan for describing Mahatma Gandhi’s killer as India’s first Hindu terrorist.
Nathuram Godse, a Hindu hardliner, had killed Gandhi in 1948.
Kamal Hassan, who has formed his own political party namely Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) said that the first extremist in Independent India was a Hindu.
“I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Independent India’s first extremist (theevravaadi) was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it starts,” Kamal Haasan said in Tamil on Sunday night.
India’s ruling BJP condemned Kamal Haasan for his remarks.
Oberoi, the protagonist of Modi biopic, joined the outrage and took a dig at his senior colleague.
“Dear Kamal sir, you are a great artist. Just like art has no religion, terror has no religion either! You can say Ghodse was a terrorist, why would you specify ‘Hindu’ ? Is it because you were in a Muslim dominated area looking for votes?” he tweeted.
“Please sir, from a much smaller artist to a great one, let’s not divide this country, we are one,” he added.