Although Tamil Director Vetrimaaran did discover support from Kamal Haasan, BJP slammed him.
After National award-prevailing Tamil director Vetrimaaran sparked controversy via claiming that Raja Raja Chola wasn’t a Hindu king, Kamal Haasan has subsidized the director’s declaration.
It all commenced at an event Vetrimaaran attended where he raised some eyebrows whilst Vetrimaaran said, “Raja Raja Chozlan wasn’t Hindu but they (BJP) are looking to thieve our identification. They have already attempted to saffronize Thiruvalluvar. We should by no means permit that. “
Then, Kamal Hassan echoed similar sentiments and said, “There changed into no call referred to as ‘Hindu faith’ all through Raja Raja Chola’s duration. There turned into Vainavam, Shaivam, and Samanam, and it changed into the British who coined the time period Hindu on the grounds that they didn’t know a way to seek advice from it collectively. It is much like how they modified Thuthukudi into Tuticorin.”
Vetrimaaran’s remarks came only a day after the discharge of the film ‘Ponniyin Selvan: 1’ that’s based on a fictional novel inspired by means of Raja Raja Chola.
Although Vetrimaaran did locate aid from Mr Haasan, BJP slammed the director. BJP leader H Raja has stated that Raja Raja Chola became indeed a Hindu king. He questioned Vetrimaaran – “I am now not properly versed with records like Vetrimaaran, however allow him point out two churches and mosques constructed by means of Raja Raja Chola. He referred to as himself Sivapadha Sekaran. Wasn’t he a Hindu then?”
Well, this isn’t always the first time that a declaration on Raja Raja Chola has made headlines in Tamil Nadu.
In 2019, film director PA Ranjith sparked controversy after he criticized the king. He said at that time that the rule of the erstwhile king turned into a darkish age for Dalits.
He claimed, “Land have been forcibly taken far from them and lots of kinds of caste oppression had began in the course of Raja Raja Chola’s reign”.