As a discuss over artists returning their awards to criticism a rising dogmatism in a republic rages on, actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday done it transparent that he will not lapse his National Award.
“I won’t do it. That’s my right,” Haasan pronounced as he was addressing a media during a press conference. “Returning awards will not have any effect… It is also required for them (the people returning awards) to be tolerant,” Haasan said.
“Kuchch nahi hoga (Nothing will happen),” Haasan said, responding to a contributor seeking either returning awards will have any outcome in a country.
“You will insult a supervision and a people who gave a endowment to you,” Haasan said. The actor also pronounced that instead of returning awards, artists and writers should make films or write articles on a emanate to lift awareness.
He also pronounced that India had been fanatic even before a BJP government.
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Kamal Haasan is not a usually National Award-winning actor who refused to lapse his award. Last week, Vidya Balan had pronounced that she will not give behind her National Award as it was an honour bestowed on her by a country, and not a government.
The criticism came in a backdrop of some venerable film personalities returning their National Awards in oneness with FTII students and opposite flourishing dogmatism in a country.
“This honour (the award) is by a republic and not a government. So we do not wish to lapse it,” Balan had pronounced during a ‘India Today Conclave’ in Mumbai.
Filmmakers Dibakar Banerjee and Anand Patwardhan were among a 10 film personalities who had returned their National Awards in oneness with FTII students and opposite flourishing dogmatism in a country.
Banerjee and other filmmakers had pronounced their preference to lapse a awards was taken in perspective of a detachment displayed by a supervision in addressing a issues lifted by a FTII students and a ubiquitous sourroundings of dogmatism opposite debate.
Shah Rukh Khan also spoke adult on a emanate of returning awards on Monday. He had pronounced he supports a artists who have returned their awards and believes they are brave. However, he also pronounced that he has never unequivocally been a partial of something this “huge and meaningful” and he might lapse his Padma Shri “symbolically”.
With inputs from PTI