Don’t thrust my beliefs via films: Kamal Haasan

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Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, whose latest Tamil release “Papanasam” is slated for release on Friday in cinemas, says he usually doesn’t like to thrust his beliefs in his films but if necessary, he’d do it subtly.

“Ever since the promos of ‘Papanasam’ were released, I’ve been asked why I appear with vibhuti for the role despite being an atheist. Agreed I’m an atheist, but my personal views are different from cinema. I don’t like to thrust my personal beliefs via my films,” Haasan told IANS.

“If I have to include my personal views via cinema, I’d do it subtly,” he said and added that he’d never glorify caste on screen.

Haasan plays a cable operator in the film, which is the official remake of Malayalam hit “Drishyam”.

The film is about a man protecting his family from external threats, especially his daughters. It also throws light on sexual harassment.

Kamal, who has two daughters, Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan, in real life, says he always feels threatened in this intolerant country.

“It doesn’t matter even if I have sons, I’d still feel threatened. It’s not easy to raise children in this intolerant country,” he said.

Directed by Jeetu Joseph, the film also features Kamal’s partner Gauthami alongside him in an important role.

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