Friday, February 1, 2013

A Brief Note to Kamal Haasan



No Sikh, Jain, Buddhist or any member of the Sanatana Dharma protested like this when you questioned/referred/mocked Hindu tenets in your various other films. Yet you say that India is not a secular state. 

I sincerely hope that your Muslim supporters, whom you are left addressing as 'My Muslim brothers' in almost every interview, will come out in the open, in public space, and support your cause. 

It is precisely the absence of this open support from them that has you uttering that India is not a secular state, and that has you threatening to leave the country. 

Often, in the fear of being called communal, we forget the bigheartedness of the majority religious population, and also the actual minority populations that make up your fan-base. 

I hope that your shock and emotional-ness comes from the actual relaisation of secular - a term used for vote-bank politics under the garb of peace and harmony.

We don't agree ideologically, but you are a great actor. 

Your admirer,

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