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I am going to enter politics, says Tamil actor Vishal

Asked who would make a successful leader among the stars including Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan who have planned to enter politics, he said their agendas have not been announced yet.

regional movies Updated: Jan 18, 2018 20:23 IST
Press Trust of India
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Actor Vishal says his decision to enter politics became stronger after the incident before RK Nagar bypoll election.

Tamil actor Vishal, who was in news recently when his nomination for the bypoll to RK Nagar Assembly constituency was rejected, said “the situation” led him to decide about entering politics.“I go back home and then I get it on the news saying my nomination is rejected. Fair enough... Actually, the territory and that situation made me decide on politics. Yes, I am going to come into politics. Thanks to them,” he said, speaking at the India Today South Conclave.

The next Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu would be a game-changer, Vishal said. “Today, I would say that yes, the next election in Tamil Nadu...is going to be a game-changer...I am not talking as a politician here. I am talking as a representative of the people. I have seen things happen for the few years. I have been seeing people wanting a change,” he said.

Asked who would make a successful leader among the stars including Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan who have planned to enter politics, he said their agendas have not been announced yet.

Asked if it would be a mistake if Rajinikanth allied with right-wing parties, Vishal said it is up to him to decide. “It (Rajinikanth’s announcement about political entry) is the first step. There are still more to come from him. Waiting for him to speak more,” he said.

To a query, he said “it is the fascination to do good to people” that motivated Tamil film stars to become political leaders.

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First Published: Jan 18, 2018 20:10 IST