- At a time when the debate on not allowing Dalits to get involved in temple poojas is raging, Suresh’s declaration is seen as completely blind to the social reality of his country.
“I believe in rebirth. In my next birth, I want to belong to the community who wear sacred thread [of Brahmins] and want to be the tantri of Sabarimala. I want to be the head priest or at least the lower priest, so that I can touch the god and give god a bath,” Suresh Gopi said in his speech.
In a time that sees debates on not allowing Dalits to get involved in temple poojas is raging, Suresh’s declaration is seen as either completely blind to the social reality of his country, or deliberately casteist.
“I think that all who wear threads should be considered as god,” the actor turned MP further said.
That is ironic, considering it is in diametrically opposed to his famous dialogue in the movie Paithrukam, where he says, “I am not a Brahmin, I am a human being. I have torn off my thread. I have cut off that superstitious thread much before.”
This isn’t the first time this has happened. There have been instances earlier where he has shown that there is no correlation between his real-life ideologies and his on-screen ones.
His standing is being debated hot and the actor trolled badly in Kerala for the last few days.