Hindu extremists too exist: Kamal Haasan

Chennai: There are “Hindu extremists” too, said Tamil movie actor Kamal Haasan who is planning to jump into active politics adding that earlier rightwing Hindus used to argue but without indulging in violence.

But as their “cunningness” started to fail, they began to resort to violence, he said to a Tamil magazine.

“Extremism has spread into their camp as well,” the actor said. “This extremism is not a victory or progress to those who call themselves Hindus.”

He moaned that these days festivals had been commercialized.

According to him, the older generation upper caste people who get jittery on seeing equality in society were now trying to impose Sanathana Dharma on the youth by coating it with honey.

This was being done through festivals, culture and art, he said.