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"Bigg Boss" show: Another plaint seeks action against actress

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A fringe Tamil youth outift today filed a police complaint seeking action against an actress for allegedly using abusive language against people living in slums in the "Bigg Boss," reality show in a Tamil TV channel.

Tamil Youth and Students Federation said actress Gayathri Raghuram had allegedly chided another participant, Oviya using the abusive term.

Such abusive language allegedly insulted and belittled slum dwellers, said the complaint filed a day after a Hindu outfit sought a ban on the show, alleging it denigrated Tamil culture.

Coordinator of the outfit S Guhan wanted action against the actress under laws including Protection of Civil Rights Act.

"We want Vijay TV to publicly apologise for it," he told PTI.

Yesterday, Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) sought legal action against Kamal Haasan, hosting the show, and the actors participating in the show that is being telecast on Vijay TV since June 24.

Reacting to the complaint, Haasan had said "I have faith in .. If they want to arrest me, let it happen, and justice will protect me."

The actor, recalling movies of top Tamil film directors of yesteryear like K Balachander who dealt with family issues in their movies, said the reality show was just like that and it was about "co-existence.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 19:43 IST