Kamal Haasan speaks out his mind on intolerance at Harvard

Published on 8 Feb 2016 11:53 AM GMT
Kamal Haasan speaks out his mind on intolerance at Harvard
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Harvard, Cambridge (USA): Refusing his intervention into the intolerance debate, noted Indian actor Kamal Haasan was of a firm opinion that the word 'intolerance' should not be used in communal context and all the communities of a nation should accept and respect one another to maintain the communal harmony.

The veteran actor of Bollywood and Tollywood, Haasan echoed his views while speaking as a key speaker at the renowned Harvard University in United States of America (USA) on Saturday.

Haasan, during a conversation with students , said that the country had already lost its two arms - Bangladesh and Pakistan and now, it was the high time to rebuild the unity and dignity of the country.

Giving an example of a sleeveless sweater Haasan said, "India is a sweater which is knitted with green wool and if you try to extract the green wool from it, the whole sweater would be torn off." He added amid applause of young Indian students, "we have already lost the sleeves of the sweater and it has become sleeveless now. Let's not cut it shorter as It's too Cold within the country."

Haasan's reply came in response to a question from one of the students who wanted to know his opinion on the prolonged intolerance issue raised by noted Bollywood starts like Amir and Shahrukh Khan.

Highlights:-

  • Kamal Haasan was invited to speak in 'India Conference' at the Harvard University, USA.
  • The event was hosted at the 'Harvard Business School' by the graduate students of the Harvard University.
  • His keynote address in the conference was 'India's soft power'.
  • He also spoke on the prolonged intolerance issue.
  • He said India has already lost its two arms - Pakistan and Bangladesh.
  • He is currently shooting for director Rajeev Kumar's untitled movie in the USA.

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