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Kamal Haasan accepts he is thinking of starting a political party: I’m doing it out of compulsion

Kamal Haasan confirmed that he is indeed considering launching his own political party.

regional movies Updated: Sep 15, 2017 16:48 IST
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DMK working president MK Stalin and actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan at the diamond jubilee celebration of the party's mouthpiece 'Murasoli' in Chennai on Thursday.
DMK working president MK Stalin and actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan at the diamond jubilee celebration of the party's mouthpiece 'Murasoli' in Chennai on Thursday.(PTI)

Kamal Haasan has finally spoken about his political career. In an interview to The Quint, the Tamil actor confirmed that he is indeed considering launching his own political party.

On further probing, he said he is doing so “not out of choice but compulsion”. “Yes, I am thinking on those lines, not out of choice but compulsion. Which existent political party can provide me with a platform or an ideology that will match my reformatory goals in politics?”

In doing so, Kamal Haasan has gone a step beyond actor Rajinikanth who had earlier merely hinted at a career in politics. In May this year, while speaking to fans in Chennai, Rajinikanth has asked his fans to “prepare for war”.

Rajinikanth asked his supporters to be ready for war when it comes, asserting the “system is rotten” and that it needs to be changed.

He added, he has no political aspirations, but “If God wills it, I will enter politics tomorrow”.

Meanwhile, Kamal Haasan has been constantly targeting AIADMK government on a host of issues that range from corruption to bad governance. In September, Kamal Haasan met Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and said that saffron was not his colour. The statement led to lot of speculation that he could be joining hands with left forces.

Kamal Haasan met Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan in Thiruvananthapuram recently. (PTI)

On Wednesday, the actor clarified that he would not be attending a national conference on fascism scheduled to take place on Saturday in Kozhikode, Kerala. He said he would be busy shooting for Bigg Boss in Chennai.

“Embarrassing. Was not asked for Calicut meeting with Kerala CM. I am at ‘Bigg Boss’ all Saturdays till October. Best wishes for the function,” Haasan tweeted on Wednesday.

On the career front, he awaits the release of Tamil spy thriller Vishwaroopam 2.

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