Haasan, recently, in a press conference, revealed the name of the Malayalam actress who was abducted and allegedly sexually assaulted in February, adding there is nothing wrong in letting the world know the victim's name.
National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam today demanded an apology from actor Kamal Haasan for publicly identifying a Malayalam actress who was abducted and sexually assaulted in a moving vehicle in Kerala.
"For me, not just the safety of actress but every single person is important".
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He went on to say "If you still want me to apologise I will. U r penalising the lawyer & missing criminals", he said in one of a series of tweets in an apparent reference to the NCW move. Social media users are also concerned about the unparliamentary language used in the show.
ANI tweeted, "Security enhanced at Haasan's residence following Bigg Boss Tamil controversy&him publicly revealing victim's name in Malayalam actress case". When reporters asked not to mention the name of the actress, Kamal quickly replied "It doesn't matter". You have put out her name everywhere. "If you want to call her Draupadi, then call her Draupadi".
On Wednesday's press meet, Kamal Haasan has talked about a lot of things including his view on Bigg Boss controversy, GST, Kerala actress' abduction case, ticket pricing in Tamil Nadu and double taxation.
Kamal's action is expected to land him in trouble as the Women's Commission in Kerala had recently filed a complaint against Malayalam actors Dileep Salim Kumar and Aju Varghese for naming or commenting bad about the actress, who was kidnapped and molested by Pulsar Suni and his gang in a moving auto near Athani in Angamaly on February 17.