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Kamal Haasan is serious about political entry, likely to float a party soon

Although there hasn’t been any official announcement made yet, sources close to Kamal Haasan haven’t denied the reports that suggest that he will float his own party by this month-end.

regional movies Updated: Sep 13, 2017 10:10 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Kamal Haasan,Tamil Nadu,Dussehra
Kamal Haasan may launch his own political party by this month-end.(PTI)

It looks like the time has come for Kamal Haasan to take the political plunge. Over the last few months, Haasan has been very vocal about the state of politics in Tamil Nadu and he feels there’s a vacuum to fill, according to a report by The Indian Express. It is believed that the Hey Ram actor is most likely to float his own party by this month-end, keeping in mind the upcoming local body elections in November. Although there hasn’t been any official announcement made yet, sources close to Haasan haven’t denied the reports. Haasan is believed to make an announcement regarding his political entry this Dussehra.

Actor Kamal Haasan being welcomed by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan at his official residence in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. (PTI)

“This is the crucial time to enter. He thinks that there is a political vacuum in Tamil Nadu. He is overwhelmed by the response from the public on his recent statements taking on politicians in the state. He is busy meeting key faces of his fans’ groups besides sharing his ideas and draft papers for the new party with people whom he respects,” a source close to Haasan was quoted by The Indian Express.

DMK Working President MK Stalin and actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the party's mouthpiece Murasoli in Chennai in August. (PTI)

However, Haasan has also said in the past that he doesn’t have the financial stability to start and run a political party. It would be interesting to see him go against his own words and launch a party. On the career front, apart from being busy hosting the Tamil version of Bigg Boss, Haasan has resumed work on Vishwaroopam 2 and it’s expected to hit the screens later this year.

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First Published: Sep 13, 2017 10:05 IST