In a strongly-worded open letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kamal Haasan portrayed his anger and suggested that the former’s vision to contain the spread of the coronavirus crisis has failed.
“I am sorry to say that sir, this time your vision failed. A mere 4 hour notice period for the people when you had a 4 month notice period… My biggest fear is that the same mistake of demonetisation is being repeated albeit at a much bigger scale,” he said.
“I am sure you don’t want to be a balcony government only for the balcony people by completely ignoring the poor who are a biggest constituent of our society, our support system and the foundation on which the middle-class, the well-to-do and the rich build their lives… History has proven that any efforts to destroy the bottom has led to the toppling of the top. Even science will agree here!” he added.
“Sir, this is the time to listen to voices who truly care. I do care. It’s the time to smudge all boundaries and give a clarion call to everyone to come on to your side and help. India’s biggest potential is its human potential and we have tided over bigger crises in the past. We will overcome this too but it must be done in a way that brings everyone together and doesn’t become yet another reason to choose sides. We are angry but we are still on your side,” he concluded.