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Stoking yet another row, BJP leader A.N Radhakrishnan alleged that noted Malayalam film director Kamal has links with terrorist groups and that he should leave the country if he cannot respect the nation.
“It will be better for the film maker who have doubts whether one should stand up when the national anthem is being sung to leave the country if he cannot respect the interest of the nation”, he told a press conference in Kozhikode.
“The filmmaker is associated with terrorist organisations,” he alleged.
“Kamal’s suitability for the position of Chairman of Chalachitra Academy is his opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP leader said.
Kamal had been under attack from Sangh Parivar outfits for his alleged remarks connected with playing of national anthem in cinemas during the screening of films at the IFFK in December last and also for allowing a film to be screened at the Film festival that allegedly defamed Hindu community.