Reports say that Kamal Hassan has removed the vulgar song he has penned for the movie "Manmadan Ambu". But that does not come without some riders!
He has said that he would not have removed the song if the film is his own production. He has the Censor certificate to support his stance. If that had happened, the issue would be whether such a certificate was duly given or was bought (வழங்கப்பட்டதா? அல்லது வாங்கப்பட்டதா?), as there is no sector that is beyond doubt in Tamilnadu – more so if that is connected with the Film world or with politicians. But Kamal has brought to our attention an interesting reason for dropping that song. The production house of the film did not want to make this song become the focus of adverse attention. That it is owned by the grand son of Karunanidhi makes this justification an interesting one. It seems the lethal combination of money, films and politics can become sensitive to the people's feelings only if elections are nearing!
Dec. 20: Putting an end to the controversy raging over the song in his latest film Manmadan Ambu, actor Kamal Haasan on Monday said the song scene would be "deleted from the movie in the interest of all religions".
"Though the song has gained popularity, the decision to delete the song has been made with a view to ensure people of all faiths see and enjoy the film. Had it been my production, I would have released the censor board certification which did not object to the contents. But the film from Red Giant Movies belongs to Mr Udhayanidhi Stalin," said Kamal.
His announcement comes a day after he said in Kochi during the promotion of the flick that he would not delete the song.
The Hindu Makkal Katchi objected to the song saying it hurt the sentiments of Hindus. The song Kannodu Kannai Kalandhal reportedly speaks about a woman's desire and has references to deities Aranganathar and Sri Varalakshmi. Kamal has penned the lyrics and sung it with Trisha.