Actor turned politician Kamal Haasan has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons after a 2014 video of his daughter, Shruti Haasan, proclaiming her Iyengar status resurfaced online. The actor is being trolled over his small understanding of caste polity. Well, it all started after a September 2014 interview of Shruti Haasan from the chat show Look who’s talking with Niranjan got viral on social media.
During the funny conversation between the two, Shruti says, “It is because you’re Iyengar and I am Iyengar and we are both creative. And there’s a very high chance that nobody will marry either of us.”
Twitterati alleged Kamal Haasan of double standards and pointed to Shruti’s video for the cause. Kamal Haasan reacted to a query raised by the Twitter handle. He tweeted, “I refused to fill in the caste&religion column in both my daughters’ school admission certificates. That’s the only way it will pass on to the next generation. Every individual should start contributing for progress. Kerala started implementing the same. Those who do should be celebrated.”
I refused to fill in the caste&religion column in both my daughters’ school admission certificate.That’s the only way,it will pass on to the next generation.Every individual shld start contributing fr progress.Kerala started implementing the same.Those who do shld be celebrated https://t.co/DLdTubcfW1
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) June 30, 2018
You won’t fill in the caste column in your daughters school application. But you openly declare your identity. https://t.co/VolSqp95Ie
— Nambikai Kannan 🌐 (@prashanthfan) June 30, 2018