Karur: Actor-turned-politician and founder of the Makkal Neethi Maiyam (MNM), Kamal Haasan has said that Hindi should not be imposed on the non-Hindi speaking people.
Kamal Haasan told newsmen at Tiruchy airport on Saturday before leaving for Karur, that as far as the people of Tamil Nadu are concerned, “they cannot leave Tamil and learn another language that is too difficult; so Hindi should not be imposed on Tamil Nadu people,” he added.
He also dismissed the view that learning Hindi will help to get jobs, reasoning nobody got jobs anyway under the present economic circumstances.
To a question, there was no need to worry or fear that Tamil Nadu will be neglected following the recent Lok Sabha polls. As an Indian, he hoped that the five-year second term for Narendra Modi would be a good one.
Later in the day, Mr. Kamal Haasan, who held discussions with the MNM’s Karur district office-bearers, also appeared before the Judicial Magistrate-2 Vijay Karthick, who granted anticipatory bail to the actor.
It might be recalled that the police had registered a case against Kamal Hassan for his derogatory remarks against the Hindus and Nathuram Godse, during his election campaign at Pallapatti near here on May 12.
Following this, Kamal Haasan moved the Madurai bench of the Madras High court seeking anticipatory bail. The bench directed him to appear before the Judicial Magistrate court -II at Karur and get anticipatory bail....