H.Raja, National secretary of BJP party has came up with a tweet slamming Kamal Haasan for one of his statement regarding Thyagayyar during a recent conversation with actor Vijay Sethupathi in Instagram live. He said that he is severely condemning the act of the actor turned politician and asked Carnatic music lovers to ignore Kamal Haasan in all possible ways.
The BJP member expressed his frustration through his official twitter account. For the first time in history, “Ulaganayagan” Kamal Haasan participated in an Instagram live session with “Makkal Selvan” Vijay Sethupathi. The 90 minutes interaction was hosted by Abhishek Raja of “Open Panna” youtube channel. In the live session, Vijay Sethupathi expressed his admiration towards the epitome of Tamil cinema and asked few questions on behalf of fans and his fellow actors. Vijay Sethupathi seeked the legendary artist’s advice regarding many aspects of Tamil film industry.
Kamal Haasan shared many of his experience from his personal life and from his cinematic career to Vijay Sethupathi through this live interaction. When Vijay asked how Kamal Haasan is handling criticism on works he puts most of his efforts, the “Virumandi” actor said that he never minded criticisms. While talking about doing commercial movies to satisfy the fans with fights and songs, Kamal Haasan said that he did “Sagalakala Vallavan” and got severely criticized by his friends. The actor who is known for his experimental ventures and arthouse movies in Tamil cinema, said making people happy in theatre halls through commercial movies is also important. To depict the statement, he came up with an example of “Thiyagaiyyar”.
“This is a ticket selling business as you know. I am not doing it for free right? It is not something like Thyagayyar praising Lord Raman through his songs to beg people in Thanjavur streets. I wanted to earn money and buy car. I wanted my film’s tickets to get sold in counters. I wanted to become like MGR and Shivaji Ganesan. Having these wishes, how can you be so adamant not to entertain people through your works ?” Kamal said to Vijay Sethupathi who did few commercial movies such as Rekka, Sanga Thalaivan in his film career which started in the year 2010.
However, this statement of Kamal Haasan about Thyagayyar irked H.Raja which is evident through his tweet. “I highly condemn the discourtesy of Kamal Haasan who degraded Thyagayyar, one of a prominent Carnatic singers of his time. All the Carnatic music lovers should avoid him in all possible ways” H.Raja’s tweet said.
Check out his tweet below :
சங்கீத மும்மூர்த்திகளில் முதன்மையானவர் தியாகய்யரை இழிவாகப் பேசியுள்ள கமல்ஹாசனின் அநாகரீகச் செயலை வன்மையாகக் கண்டிக்கிறேன். கர்நாடக இசை பிரியர்கள் இவரை அனைத்து விதங்களிலும் புறக்கணிக்க வேண்டும். pic.twitter.com/lHvl6iACAb— H Raja (@HRajaBJP) May 5, 2020
However, fans of actor Kamal Haasan provided proofs in the comment section and many others expressed their opinions regarding the tweet of the politician. Check out some of their reactions below :
This website's name is TamilHindu. Let me paste what it says about Thyagaraja: "தியாகய்யர் தனக்கென்று எதுவும் சொத்து சேர்க்காமல் இறுதிவரை உஞ்சவிருத்தி என்கிற முறையில் பிச்சை எடுத்தே வாழ்ந்தார்"https://t.co/kwkweNnuG7— 𝒎𝒂𝒔𝒔 𝗠𝗔𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗝𝗔 ᴹᴺᴹ (@Mass_Maharaja) May 5, 2020
அட்மின் அவர்களே, இன்னுமா நீங்க திரு HRAJA வுக்கு தெரியாம ட்வீட் போடறீங்க. பாவம் சார் அவுரு.விட்ருங்க.. @ikamalhaasan— ஆழ்வார்ப்பேட்டை ஆண்டவர் (@ulaganayagan1) May 5, 2020
மூனு நாளா முக்கி…முக்கி வீடியோ பாத்திட்டு இருந்திருக்கான் லூசுப் பய…. கடைசில செல்லாத பிராத தூக்கிட்டு வாரான் முட்டாப் பய 😜— Thangaraj MNM (@MnmThangaraj) May 6, 2020
தங்களுக்கு தமிழ் பேச்சும் புரியாதா? அவர் பெருமை தான் செய்துள்ளார். "தியாகய்யர் சொத்து சேர்க்காமல் பிச்சை எடுத்தே வாழ்ந்தார்" – நிறைய படித்தால் உங்களுக்கு தெரியும்.— Sridhar Swamynathan🔦🔦 (@sriswamy) May 6, 2020
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