December 20, 2010
Manmadhan Ambu and Kamal Hassan came under severe criticism from a caste-based organisation in the state for allegedly hurting sentiments of a certain section of the society. The subject in question is a song, which has been written and sung by Kamal Hassan for Manmadhan Ambu. It was also appealed that the objectionable song be removed from the movie.
Putting an end to the controversy, Kamal Hassan has released a statement today mentioning that the song in question has been removed from the movie considering the interests and claims of so many people involved. He also claimed that this song, which has become a popular number in FM channels and TV channels already, was not written or included in the movie to hurt anyone intentionally. It can be recalled that the movie has been given a ‘U’ certificate by the censor board.
December 7, 2010
The song Kannodu Kannai Kalandhal in Manmadhan Ambu has drawn the attention of the Hindu Munnani Party. According to the Party’s Coordinator Kannan, the song hurts the sentiments of scores of Hindus. He had sent a legal notice to Kamal Haasan, Trisha, Udayanidhi Stalin and KS Ravi Kumar that the song should be deleted from the film.
In the notice, Kannan has mentioned that the song offends the Indian laws and the lines on Aranganathar and Sri Varalakshmi are an insult to the believers of Hinduism. He also warned that if the song finds its way to the film then legal action would follow.
December 6, 2010
Following the Hello FM initiative, Rajinikanth donated 50,000 for AIDS affected children. The Superstar is known for doing several philanthropic activities and this is one among them. Recently, his counterpart and close friend Kamal Haasan also pledged support for the cause of AIDS-affected children and decided to endorse consumer brands and donate the money earned out of it for the said cause.