Actor Kamal Haasan has been summoned by a court here over his alleged controversial statement on Mahabharat.
The court has asked the actor to appear before it on May 5, 2017.
The PIL alleged that the actor insulted Hindu sentiments by making objectionable remarks about Hindu epic Mahabharata.
In March 2017, Haasan reportedly told a Tamil News Channel that India was a country which respected and honoured a book (Mahabharat) in which a woman Panchali was depicted as an object and was used as a collateral in gambling by Pandvas.
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