Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Kamal Haasan in a case filed against him by Hindu Munnani party for his comments on Nathuram Godse.
Haasan told the court that his comments "did not incite hatred".
"My speech focused on co-existence, and did not incite hatred. The comments on Nathuram Godse are a historical fact," Haasan added.
During his campaign in Tamil Nadu, Kamal Haasan had said that "India's first extremist was a Hindu". He was referring to Nathuram Godse who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi in 1947.
Haasan, however, denied allegations and claimed that his speech was "misquoted with malafide intent".