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Ahead of his political debut, Kamal Haasan to tour Tamil Nadu from January 26

Kamal Haasan confirmed that arrangements are being made for his trip to various places across Tamil Nadu.

regional movies Updated: Jan 16, 2018 13:24 IST
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Tamil actor Kamal Haasan launched an app in Chennai on his birthday (November 7).(PTI)

After superstar Rajinikanth took out time to meet and greet his fans and used the opportunity to officially announce his political entry, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is all set to go on a state-wide tour to meet people from January 26. Speaking at a recently concluded awards ceremony, Haasan said: “I have been criticized that I have not come to the field.” At the event, Haasan was sharing the dais with maestro Ilayaraja, who had apparently asked the former to go out into the field. “Even you [musician Ilaiyaraja] had that criticism. It was you [Mr. Ilaiyaraja] who had said get into the field. I am going to get into the field with the permission of the one who advised me. My journey to meet with the people would commence this [January] 26th,” Haasan was quoted in The Hindu.

Haasan confirmed that arrangements are being made for his trip to various places across Tamil Nadu and that his travel schedule will be published in the next issue of a magazine in which he’s a columnist. Over the last few months, he has been very vocal about the current state of politics in Tamil Nadu and has been fearlessly taking the ruling government head on. Last year, in an interview to Deccan Chronicle, he confirmed that he is seriously considering starting his own party. “Yes I am thinking on those lines - not out of choice, but due to compulsion! Which existing political party can provide me with a platform or an ideology that will match my reformatory goals in politics?”

Haasan recently said there’s vacuum to fill in Tamil Nadu politics. He had also said the current political system has failed the public. “The ouster of Sasikala is a solid step forward. But it’s just the beginning. I was extremely vocal about getting rid of her. Now that it has happened, I feel a little more encouraged in my belief that the politics of the state can change. And I want to bring about that change, no matter how slowly it may be.”

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First Published: Jan 16, 2018 13:19 IST