Film critic, Kathi Mahesh, challenged Peetadhadipathis and other Hindu groups, for debate with him on the issue of oppression of Dalits by so-called Hindu preachers. He said that political activists, under the garb of Hinduism, were creating chaos and violence in the society. He is not interested in talking to such groups, he said. Instead of hoodwinking the Dalits and other lower castes, these Peethadhipathis should learn about real Hinduism and then preach, he said. Threatening Dalits is not Hinduism, he added. He also lashed out at Mega family.