Mumbai:Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi on Monday criticized South Indian actor-turned politician and founder of the Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) Kamal Haasan's remarks on Nathuram Godse.
In a post on social media, Vivek Oberoi said,''Dear Kamal sir, you are a great artist. Just like art has no religion, terror has no religion either! You can say Ghodse was a terrorist, why would you specify 'Hindu' Is it because you were in a Muslim dominated area looking for votes ''
Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan stoked a possible controversy when he, referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi, said that free India's first "terrorist was a Hindu" .
Addressing an election rally on Sunday night, the actor-politician said he was one of those "proud Indians" who desires an India with equality and where the "three colours" in the tricolour, an obvious reference to different faiths, "remained intact."
"I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Free India's first terrorist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it (terrorism, apparently) starts," he said. The statement by Kamal Haasan has evoked criticism from the BJP.(UNI)