Is Bigg Boss Tamil becoming Kamal Haasan’s stage to air his political views?
Kamal Haasan who hosts the reality show Bigg Boss Tamil condemned the tragic death of 17-year-old Anita on the show. Is Bigg Boss turning into a space for him to comment not just on housemates' behaviour but also on the state and the society?
For the past 24 hours, the death of a young girl has ruled the air space of all channels. 17-year-old Anita chose to end her life, days after the Supreme Court directed the medical admission to be done based on the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET). She was leading the fight against the examination in the apex court. The young girl’s tragic story also formed Kamal Haasan’s opening speech on the weekend episode of Bigg Boss Tamil.
After condemning the unfortunate incident, the veteran actor said that while the tears of the state show that we have a heart, the action of the audience in preventing such losses should reflect that we have a brain. Answering unasked queries, the actor further continued, “If someone asks me what the solution is — I am someone who hasn’t finished school education. While I have the will do what is necessary, do I have the skill? Let the people who have the skill let us know. I will listen, we will listen. It is because someone forgot to listen that our heads are bowed down today, in shame. Deepest condolences to Anitha’s family”.
The point is not the validity of his speech, that’s a conversation beyond the realm but the mere presence of it on the stage of an entertainment reality show. Has a reality show turned into a political stage for Kamal Haasan? Is Bigg Boss Tamil turning into a space for him to comment not just on housemates’ behaviour but also on the state and the society?
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