Kamal Haasan Makes Debut On Small Screen, To Restore Tamil Bigg Boss

Kamal Haasan, the superstar, has embarked on the Tamil version of Bigg Boss to enter the drawing rooms of Tamil households through small screen.

Versatile veteran actor Kamal Haasan is all set to make a debut on small screen as he will be hosting Tamil version of Bigg Boss which will be aired on Star Vijay from June 25. The shooting has begun on Friday. A lavish house set of over ₹ 1 crore has been made for the show. “This show will help me reach every household and capitalize on the love I have earned so far. It has a very wide reach. I don’t have to don an avatar this time. I can just be me, in my most natural self, and reach every household,” Kamal told media.

He also said,” I have been judged all my life. It’s nice to be judge.”

The show will feature 14 participants who will battle it out for 100 days.

Reacting to the criticism that he chose a commercial one rather than show like Satyameva Jayate where socially relevant topics were brought, Kamal said he does not need to prove that he is a citizen with a degree of social responsibility.

“I have been more socially responsible for longer than the person (read Aamir Khan) who hosted ‘Satyamev Jayate’.”

Kamal dodged questions on Rajinikanth’s rumoured political ambitions quipping Rajini knows pretty well where the cameras are placed.

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Kamal Haasan Tweets Send Fans, Opponents, People Into Tizzy

Indian film actor, director, screen writer, playback singer and lyricist, who largely focuses on Tamil cinema, has been tweeting and commenting on several controversial issues.

Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan’s tweets “I’m the Chief Minister” and “Will make a statement. Please have patience.” on Tuesday night have kindled speculation among the chatterati and fans that he must be nursing ambitions of entering politics.

After a few minutes, he again tweeted, “I will revolt if I’m defeated. If I think I’m the Chief Minister, I will be. The one who fights against stupidity is a leader, join me.”

This has only added grist to the mill, even as his contemporary and actor Rajinikanth too has expressed intentions of entering politics, though he is yet to provide any details.

Whether Kamal Haasan is serious or not, he has, of late, been courting controversies with his statements and tweets on many issues.

Recently, a right wing fringe party, Hindu Makkal Katchi filed a complaint against the actor, host of Bigg Boss in Tamil, alleging that the show was against Tamil culture. The party demanded arrest of the actor and also a ban on the show. Responding, Kamal said, “I am a law abiding person and have belief in the legal system of our country. And law will protect me.” Many ministers are also stated to be angry with Kamal Haasan over the way he has been hosting the Bigg Boss show.

Before this incident, he had made controversial remarks on Mahabharata, “In Mahabharata, Panchali was used as a pawn while the men gambled. She was used as collateral. And India is a country that respects and honours a book that revolves around men using a woman to gamble away, as if she was a mere object.” A PIL has been filed against the actor for his alleged derogatory remarks.

However, Kamal Haasan clarified through a press release that he his tweets are to entertain his fans and also to let them know that he will be the brand ambassador for Tamil Talaiwas team in Pro Kabaddi League’s fifth season.

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Film Industry- GST Row: Pressure Will Not Work, Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told film industry that it cannot arm-twist the government through media to reduce tax on cinemas under the GST regime. He was replying to Kamal Hassan’s criticism.
Film Industry- GST Row: Pressure Will Not Work, Jaitley

New Delhi: Days after actor Kamal Haasan slammed the government for its proposal to bring film industry into 28% tax category under Goods and Services Tax (GST), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley firmly said that using media to pressurise government will not make any difference.

Meanwhile, Jaitley in an exclusive interview given to a national channel said, “We will look at each and every representation. But using the media as propaganda to pressurise the government is not going to work. We won’t be arm-twisted.”

He said that the total average of entertainment tax was 29.1 percent, while it would only be 28 percent under GST.

The film industry that was protesting against the proposed GST received support from Kamal Haasan last week when he sought to lower tax under GST.

Speaking then, Kamal also said that, “We should remember this is not East India Company. We see this as a big punishment for our industry, we are requesting the government to reduce the tax slab. ”

Taking offence at the proposal to charge cinema the same tax rate as ‘sinful’ items like alcohol and tobacco products, he said, “Cinema is my life…. I am offended that cinema has been put under the sinful category.”

Haasan said it was a wrong idea to club Bollywood movies, which have a budget of crores of rupees, and regional cinema, often produced on shoestring budget, in the same tax slab. “Regional cinema is the strength of Indian cinema. We need to maintain this diversity. We cannot bring monoculture. When industry cannot afford such high tax rate, it will collapse,” he warned.

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కమల్ హాసన్, గౌతమి విడిపోయారు

  • స్వయంగా ప్రకటించిన గౌతమి

విడిపోయిన సెలెబ్రెటీలలో మరో జంట చేరింది. వారు ప్రముఖ సినీ హీరో కమల్ హాసన్, నటి గౌతమి. 13 ఏళ్ల సహజీవనం తర్వాత తామిద్దరూ ఇక కలసి ఉండబోవడం లేదని గౌతమి ప్రకటించింది. ఇది నిజంగా ఎవరూ ఊహించని షాకే. వాళ్ళ మధ్య కలతలు ఉన్నట్టు ఎలాంటి వార్తా లేదు. కొంత విరామం తర్వాత గత సంవత్సరం గౌతమి, కమల్ సినిమా ‘పాపనాశం’ లో కూడా నటించింది.

ఇన్నేళ్ల బంధాన్ని తెంచుకోవడం తన వరకు గుండెల్ని పిండేసే అనుభవమే నని గౌతమి అంటూనే, రెండేళ్లుగా మా మధ్య కలతలు ఏర్పడినట్టు సూచనప్రాయంగా చెప్పింది. ఒకరినొకరు ఇష్టపడి కలసి ఉంటున్న జంట, తమ మార్గాలు ఎప్పటికీ కలవలేవు అన్నంతగా వేరై పోయాయనీ,  జీవితం తాలూకు కలలతో రాజీపడి కలసి ఉండిపోవడమో లేక వాస్తవాన్ని ఒప్పుకుని విడిపోయి ఎవరి దారిలో వారు ముందడుగు వేయడమో మినహా తమకు మరో మార్గం లేదని గ్రహించి ఇలాంటి  నిర్ణయానికి రావడం అంత తేలిక కాదని తన బ్లాగ్ లో రాసింది.

కమల్ తో తను విడిపోవడానికి కారణం కూతురు పట్ల తన బాధ్యతే నని కూడా గౌతమి సూచించింది. 1999 లో భర్తకు విడాకులిచ్చిన తను 2005 నుంచి కమల్ తో సహజీవనం చేస్తోంది. తన 35 వ ఏట బ్రెస్ట్ క్యాన్సర్ వచ్చిన గౌతమి కమల్ అండతో, తన ఇతర స్నేహితుల సాయంతో ఆ కష్టాన్ని తట్టుకుని చివరికి క్యాన్సర్ ను జయించింది.

నేనున్న ఇప్పటి జీవితదశలో విడిపోయి తన జీవితం తాను జీవిస్తానని నిర్ణయించుకోవడం ఏ స్త్రీకైనా కష్టసాధ్యమే ననీ, అయితే నాకు ఇది అనివార్యమైందనీ రాసింది. కారణం, తను ఒక బిడ్డకు తల్లిననీ, బిడ్డ పట్ల తల్లిగా బాధ్యత నెరవేర్చుతూ ఒక ఉత్తమ మాతృమూర్తిని కావలసిన అవసరం తనకు ఉందనీ అంది.

తను సినీ పరిశ్రమలోకి రాకముందునుంచీ కమల్ కు అభిమానినే ననీ, ఇప్పటికీ ఆయన అసాధారణ ప్రతిభను ఆరాధిస్తూ, ఆయన విజయాలను అభినందిస్తూనే ఉంటానని చెప్పింది. ఆయనకు సవాళ్ళు ఎదురైన ప్రతి సందర్భంలోనూ వెన్నంటి ఉన్నాననీ, అవి నా జీవితంలో అమూల్యమైన క్షణాలనీ అభివర్ణించింది. ఆయన సినిమాలకు కాస్ట్యూమ్ డిజైనర్ గా పని చేస్తూ ఆయన నుంచి ఎంతో నేర్చుకున్నానని కూడా రాసింది. తన నట జీవితంలో ఆయన ఇంకా ఎన్నో సాధించాలని ఆకాంక్షించింది.

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