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Let's not divide India: Vivek Oberoi tells Kamal Haasan

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Oberoi on Monday slammed Haasan over his "first terrorist was Hindu" remark, saying the should not divide the country.

While campaigning for his party Makkal Needhi Maiam's candidate for the May 19 Assembly by-election in Aravakuruchi in district on Sunday, Haasan said: "The first terrorist of an independent was a Hindu - Nathuram Godse."

It was Godse who shot dead on January 30, 1948 in

Referring to Gandhi's killing, Haasan added: "I am here to question that killing."

Haasan's comment did not go down well with a section of netizens, including several politicians.

Vivek, who is a vocal supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was also not impressed.

In a post to the senior actor, Vivek wrote: "Dear sir, you are a great artiste. Just like art has no religion, terror has no religion either! You can say Godse was a terrorist, why would you specify 'Hindu'? Is it because you were in a Muslim dominated area looking for votes?

"Please sir, from a much smaller artiste to a great one, let's not divide this country, we are one. "

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 15:32 IST
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