Chennai: In a setback to ‘Bigg Boss Tamil’, the reality television show hosted by actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, a right-wing group on Wednesday asked to arrest him and ban the show.
The show went on air late in June and was the actor’s debut in small screen.
Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK), a right-wing group has also asked to arrest the contestants alleging that they were mouthing obscene statements, saying that the show also promotes nudity, NDTV reported.
“They should be arrested under law because they are hurting Tamil culture and the programme should be banned,” the group said in a statement accusing the show of hurting the sentiments of 7 crore people of the state.
As part of the show, all 15 participants, except one who are actors will remain locked inside the house along with 30 cameras to monitor them. According to the rules of the show, one contestant will be eliminated every week.
Arjun Sampath part of the right-wing group has also claimed that the show promotes Leftist and Dravidian ideologies. He also alledged that the only non-actor on the show, Juliana, was selected because she had spoken against the BJP government during the Jallikattu protests, the report added.
The group had earlier targeted the actor a few months ago.
In March, HMK had filed a complaint against the actor for his remarks about epic Mahabharata in an interview. They termed his comments derogatory. However, the High Court had suspended summons issued to the actor by the court.