ibusinesslines.com July 22, 2017

Tamil Nadu: O Paneerselvam's camp backs Kamal Haasan

17 July 2017, 07:08 | Melissa Porter

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan

Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan, who accidentally disclosed the name of the actress who was subjected to a sexual assault near Angamaly in February, stood his ground on Saturday. When questioned regarding the actor's statements, he launched a tirade demanding that Kamal Haasan submit proof to back his allegations against the Government. In fact, he was one of the few actors who spoke about the mismanagement during the 2015 rains which nearly sank Chennai.

Justifying the reality show by stating that there was nothing objectionable against Tamil culture, Kamal, while intrer-acting with the media, had alleged that the Tamil Nadu government was steeped in corruption.

He said, "The ministers should give a proper reply to the allegations made by Kamal and not comment on him". "If you have evidence, then prove it. Let's audit the amount of tax you've paid for the movies you've produced", he challenged Kamal Haasan.

Now Nanjil Sampath, a member of the AIADMK party has also joined the chorus of support for Kamal Haasan. He also said that the actor had no big projects in hand and would do anything for cheap publicity. Making personal attacks on the actor, on Sunday, some party leaders called him a "third-rate actor". "He had an affair with an actress, didn't marry her and chased her away which is against Tamil and Indian culture. He has no right to speak about us or the people of this country", Deecan Chronicle quotes CV Shanmugam as saying without taking Gauthami's name.

Speaking to the reporters at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital after meeting victims of an accident, which happened on Friday night, Minister Velumani condemned actor Kamal Hassan for his speech. In fact many in the state, see the ministers' outburst as only depicting their insecurity.

Other News

Trending Now

3 years on, families honor loved ones lost on downed MH17
Three years have passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down, and the case is coming closer to court. He and other families spoke at a new memorial near the Amsterdam airport from which the plane departed.

Stock in Limelight: Covanta Holding Corp (CVA)
LLC now owns 16,039 shares of the energy company's stock worth $252,000 after buying an additional 94 shares in the last quarter. Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd. raised its stake in Covanta Holding Corporation by 25.0% in the second quarter.

Poundland in legal row with Toblerone over copycat Twin Peaks chocolate bar
Fans eagerly awaiting the launch have reportedly been told by Poundland's customer services that there is now no release date. Although Poundland says it's still in development and should still hit the shops eventually.

Greenlaw Named To Butkus Award Watch List
University of SC senior Skai Moore was named Monday to the Butkus Award Watch List , which honors the nation's best linebacker. The ACC leads the conferences with 10 players, followed by the SEC with eight players, and the Big Ten with five players.

Navios Maritime Holdings (NM) Earning Negative Press Coverage, Analysis Finds
Headlines about Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE:NM) have trended somewhat negative on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed -16.67% and performed -27.86% over the last six months.

Pretium Res Inc (PVG) — Trending Stock Buzzer
The stock of Pretium Resources Inc (NYSE:PVG) has "Speculative Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 22 by Canaccord Genuity. GAVRIELOV MOSHE sold $27,092 worth of stock. $21.38M worth of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) or 11,155 shares.

Police investigate murder after Uber driver dies
Uber SA spokesperson Samantha Allenberg said the company needs police assistance to ensure the safety of users. Our thoughts are with his family during this hard time, " she said.