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Open Letter to Kamal Haasan: What would you have done differently than Narendra Modi?

It is with great interest I read your open letter – Mr Kamal Haasan – to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

I am a firm believer of the constitutional right of an Indian citizen to share his views with political leaders of our nation fearlessly and informatively.

I am however, sceptical of the nature of people who take the liberty of the freedom of expression to criticise incoherently without offering a solution or telling the citizens of India the measures that they would have taken differently to deal with a crisis.

You must agree Mr Kamal Haasan – that the coronavirus pandemic is a health crisis that has strained some of the most brilliant minds in the world in the most sanitised and reportedly health-conscious nations in the world. The nature of the virus is still being studied and nations are acting in their limited wisdom to the best that they can. Of course, in hindsight when you analyse, each nation could have acted differently.

In fact to be more blunt, if the World Health Organisation and its Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus acted responsibly and not turned a blind-eye to China’s misinformation on the human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus, we the world, would not be facing this pandemic.

In India we have not come out of the danger zone yet, but, we are collectively fighting it. With each citizen contributing to ensuring that the spread of the virus in India, does not take a catastrophic turn. That turn will turn India into a graveyard.

In this time of crisis, in my humble understanding, celebrities who have a fan following must act more responsibly than an average citizen. They must act as channels of peace and hope rather than channels of confusion, fear and chaos.

India will overcome the coronavirus pandemic and emerge as a leader by it’s tenacious and assertive dealing with this pandemic. It will be because of the leadership of Narendra Modi and because of the people of our nation. We as a nation know how to put aside our differences and rally together to fight a war. And this is a war with an unseen and unknown enemy.

Mr Kamal Haasan in your entire critical letter to Narendra Modi, you wrote incoherently and without any objective. The entire letter was a release of pent up biased frustration akin to a dog barking and chasing car, not knowing what it would do, if the car stops and it is asked to get into the car. Much like the analogy given about the Joker by the Joker in the movie The Dark Knight.

I wanted to take your letter apart, piece by piece but I realised it would be a waste of my time and my intellect. Both of which I use sparingly, especially with celebrities. I have very scant respect for their intellectual prowess.

So after reading your elaborate letter which contained your negativity. I have only one question for you Mr Kamal Haasan.

What you have done differently from the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic in India?

It has been 24-hours since I asked you this question on Twitter. I have not received an answer yet. I hope you have an answer to my simple question.

While it is your right to question the Prime Minister. It my right to question you as a citizen and a journalist.

If you cannot answer my question. Do our nation a favour. Please stick to acting in reel life and not real life. You real life roles are turning to be flop after flop. It is embarrassing.

Don’t be the Sadma, you so brilliantly portrayed!

Kamal Haasan Open Letter




  1. The eminent journalist Late Cho Ramaswamy classically summed up Mr Kamala Hassan as follows: He is an intellectual among actors and an actor among intellectuals!

  2. What can you expect from a jester. A big copy cat in his own trade , he has nothing original about him. Even this letter must have been drafted by someone & he must have received some consideration from someone . There is nothing original about this clown

  3. Excellent letter to Kamal Hassan. If he is not replying in toral 48 hours, then it is understood that he accepted to what is written in the said letter sent to him. I have stopped watching Kamal Hassan movies, songs….

  4. Very bad to see the actions of Mr.kamal hassan sir from the very beginning into the political correctness of his life , whether he knows the correct information or Not..
    He should first look the ground reality around his standing area for a reasonable period of aleast 10 years and think of nation thereafter…

  5. This stupid actor thinks as if Corona Virus is like his upcoming movie release and the Govt failed to do all promotions like what this movies guys do? so stupid…few weeks ago there was crane crash in his ongoing movie set Indian-2 where 3 lives of the innocent lost, he is not cooperating with Police on the enquiry rather gone to court and asked for exemption …shame of you …better find a noble director and act accordingly in your next episode

  6. I am sure that Kamal Hassan is waiting for the draft reply if any from the scribe who had provided him the earlier letter addressed to Modi.The scribe in turn is possibly examining all suggestions made by Rahul Gandhi and his coterie for required inputs.

  7. My dear Kamal Hasan,
    As a great fan of yours, I’ve a something to suggest.
    Your acting in the movie Sadma was great; unfortunately, however, your acting in politics very sad ma!
    Better stick to the field, you’re good at. Bye
    Eknaath Nagarkar

    [email protected]

  8. Wake up Kamal. Your sermons are not acceptable as people have the opportunity to call a junk , the junk. You accumulated accolades through plagiarism and over acting, but please remember you cannot be called a leader simply for the fact that millions watched your movie. Deliver first. India and indians have changed, it’s time for you too to contribute

    1. Yes,surely the reply he will be awaiting from the pen down corner as said earlier by one of the critics written. His personal life is his own design and decided. But in public life as a leader of a responsible upcoming political party yet to get any seats in state or in centre, he stupidly thinking of poking his nose in every serious decisions of mr.modiji government to criticise the PM ,just to please and satisfy someone ( boss l) who is behind the scenes of his public life in ,may be someone, as he himself earlier said in an interview to some media abroad about his paid up jobs of Christian missionary works in India..that may be , what makes him to send letters as a token of attacking modiji’s government.

  9. Nice response to Kamalhasan. The guy is making a fool of himself. He says in his letter that he is a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. – that is laughable. Cho’s observations are on the spot. Kamalhasan has exposed his stupidity and ignorance. This is only a very cheap attempt at getting some political mileage from this crisis. What has he done for the people so far ?

  10. A nice & very well balanced & crafted reply from a well meaning responsibly thinking individual. Proud of you sir. Mr Kamla Hassan should have the face to reply a simple question put forward by the gentleman.
    I too am keen to hear the response by the real actor.

  11. He is a great humble entertainer & not a celebrity
    He will suggest how India should be controlling the Pandemic which will then be followed throughout the world.
    He will distribute all his money, wealth & assets to the poor
    Then he will take up a job as adviser to The WHO

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