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Kamal Haasan to go head on with BJP, Congress in Coimbatore South

  • “Coimbatore is a place close to my heart,” Haasan said at a press conference Friday.
File photo: Kamal Haasan. (AFP PHOTO)
File photo: Kamal Haasan. (AFP PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 12, 2021 07:49 PM IST
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Kamal Haasan to contest from Coimbatore South as Tamil Nadu gets battle-ready

Haasan, who is also his party’s chief, released the second list of candidates contesting from his party on Friday
Actor-turned-politician and MNM chief Kamal Haasan. (AFP)
Actor-turned-politician and MNM chief Kamal Haasan. (AFP)
Updated on Mar 12, 2021 03:12 PM IST
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Kamal Haasan’s MNM alleges DMK has copied its poll promises

“I would be pleased if the DMK, which had copied all the highlights of our election manifesto, will also take up our honesty,” Haasan tweeted in Tamil.
“Our party [MNM], which intends to give government salary to housewives, celebrates womanhood every day,” Kamal Haasan said on Twitter.(AFP)
“Our party [MNM], which intends to give government salary to housewives, celebrates womanhood every day,” Kamal Haasan said on Twitter.(AFP)
Published on Mar 08, 2021 05:08 PM IST
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Shruti Haasan shares lovely pictures with 'daddy dearest' Kamal Haasan

  • Shruti Haasan has shared a few adorable pictures with her superstar father Kamal Haasan on Instagram.
Shruti Haasan with Kamal Haasan.
Shruti Haasan with Kamal Haasan.
Published on Feb 27, 2021 03:13 PM IST
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Kamal Haasan announces poll plan; talks about alliances, list of candidates

The Election Commission of India announced the schedule to the 234-member assembly in Tamil Nadu on Friday.
Haasan said earlier this month that there was a possibility of a third front being formed under his leadership for the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. (ANI Photo)
Haasan said earlier this month that there was a possibility of a third front being formed under his leadership for the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 01:32 PM IST
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Kamal Haasan’s MNM promises Singapore-like standards to tackle Chennai floods

  • In November, the MNM promised a computer with high-speed internet for every home in its seven-point governance and economic agenda.
File photo: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan.(PTI)
File photo: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 25, 2021 09:33 PM IST
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Kamal Haasan's daughters Shruti, Akshara give update after his leg surgery

  • Kamal Haasan's leg surgery on Tuesday morning was successful, a statement shared by his daughters Shruti and Akshara revealed. He will be discharged from the hospital in a few days.
Kamal Haasan with daughters Shruti and Akshara.
Kamal Haasan with daughters Shruti and Akshara.
Published on Jan 19, 2021 12:33 PM IST
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Aari Arjuna wins Bigg Boss Tamil 4, Kamal grants interesting titles to others

Bigg Boss Tamil season 4 host Kamal Haasan announced Aari Arjuna as the winner and handed him the prize money of 50 lakh.
Aari Arjuna wins Bigg Boss Tamil season 4.
Aari Arjuna wins Bigg Boss Tamil season 4.
Published on Jan 18, 2021 08:07 AM IST
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Kangana Ranaut has 3 million followers on Twitter, says it ‘is distracting at times but it’s also fun’

Kangana Ranaut says her Twitter account has three million followers. The actor recounted how until August, when she took over, her account was being managed by her team and only had a few thousand followers.
Kangana Ranaut joined Twitter in August.
Kangana Ranaut joined Twitter in August.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 09:04 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 1pm: Singhu-Tikri border remain closed due to protests, rain adds to traffic woes and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The routes around Delhi’s borders remained restricted on Tuesday as farmers continued to protest against the three new farm laws(PTI)
The routes around Delhi’s borders remained restricted on Tuesday as farmers continued to protest against the three new farm laws(PTI)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 12:59 PM IST
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Kangana Ranaut opposes Shashi Tharoor, Kamal Haasan over pay for homemakers: ‘Don’t put a price tag on sex we have with our love’

Kangana Ranaut has expressed her disagreement with Kamal Haasan’s idea of recognising house work done by homemakers as a salaried profession. She replied to a tweet by Shashi Tharoor who has backed Kamal’s idea.
Kangana Ranaut has reacted to a tweet by Shashi Tharoor.
Kangana Ranaut has reacted to a tweet by Shashi Tharoor.
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 01:51 PM IST
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Prabhudeva, Kamal Haasan reunite for Vikram after two decades: report

Kamal Haasan is set to begin work on his film Vikram, to be directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The film also stars Prabhudeva and Fahadh Faasil.
Prabhudeva and Kamal Haasan last worked together in 1998.
Prabhudeva and Kamal Haasan last worked together in 1998.
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 05:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByHaricharan Pudipeddi

‘Disappointed’, says Kamal Haasan after Rajinikanth drops political plans

Superstar Rajinikanth said he will not take a plunge into politics and start a party as announced earlier, citing his frail health.
Actor Kamal Haasan is seen in Chennai in this file photo. The Makkal Needhi Maiam leader has said he will meet Rajinikanth later.(PTI Photo)
Actor Kamal Haasan is seen in Chennai in this file photo. The Makkal Needhi Maiam leader has said he will meet Rajinikanth later.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 04:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Kamal Hasaan’s 2021 poll agenda: Pay to homemakers, computer for every household

The party has promised to declare the internet as a basic human right and would offer internet at 100mbps and above through optical fibre cables.
File photo: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan.(PTI)
File photo: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 01:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByDivya Chandrababu

MGR, Rajinikanth to Kamal Haasan: Matinee idols and Tamil Nadu politics

Tamil Nadu has elected five chief ministers linked to cinema including three actors.
MGR formed the breakaway faction the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK) which was later renamed as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).(HT photo)
MGR formed the breakaway faction the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK) which was later renamed as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).(HT photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 11:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByDivya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Will join hands with Rajinikanth if our ideologies match, says Kamal Haasan

MNM fought the 2019 Lok Sabha polls but couldn’t win a seat but registered a 3.7% vote share. Haasan will be making his poll debut in the assembly elections next year, but he is yet to announce his constituency.
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan addressing a press conference(PTI File Photo)
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan addressing a press conference(PTI File Photo)
Published on Dec 16, 2020 02:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByDivya Chandrababu

Kamal Haasan seeks two promises ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls

In his address, Haasan sought two poll promises while voting in the state assembly election next year. He asked the voters to promise not to accept bribes for vote and also asked them to spread this message to others.
Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan promised to grow Tamil Nadu into a trillion dollar economy if voted to power.(PTI)
Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan promised to grow Tamil Nadu into a trillion dollar economy if voted to power.(PTI)
Published on Dec 15, 2020 11:40 PM IST
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Kamal Haasan invokes AIADMK icon M G Ramachandran’s legacy

Refraining from naming the AIADMK, he said the party was annoyed after he highlighted MGR in his recent address to a gathering and they claimed the leader belonged only to them.
Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan during an election campaign for Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, in Madurai.(PTI)
Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan during an election campaign for Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, in Madurai.(PTI)
Published on Dec 15, 2020 07:52 PM IST
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‘Just a phone call away’: Kamal Haasan on joining hands with Rajinikanth

On a potential alliance with Rajinikanth, the actor-politician Kamal Haasan said he is ready to set aside the differences and co-operate with each other for the larger public good.
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder and actor Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference, in Chennai.(PTI)
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder and actor Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference, in Chennai.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 07:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

EC allots pressure cooker to Dhinakaran’s AMMK, Kamal Haasan fails to get battery torch

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) has been allotted the battery torch symbol only for Puducherry in the run-up to the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.
File photo: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan.(PTI)
File photo: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 11:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByDivya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Kamal Haasan launches assembly poll campaign from Madurai in TN

“Alliances will break-up and alliances (new combinations) will come together,” the actor-turned politician told reporters in this temple city where he launched his party’s campaign for the polls likely to be held in April-May.
In his brief address at an event here, Haasan assured the gathering of designating Madurai as the second capital of Tamil Nadu if his party was voted to power.(Twitter/@maiamofficial)
In his brief address at an event here, Haasan assured the gathering of designating Madurai as the second capital of Tamil Nadu if his party was voted to power.(Twitter/@maiamofficial)
Published on Dec 13, 2020 10:51 PM IST
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Madurai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Ahead of poll campaign launch, Haasan questions PM Modi on new Parliament building

Haasan’s party Makkal Needhi Maiam will launch their first phase of election campaign Sunday for the upcoming 2021 assembly polls in Tamil Nadu
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference after announcing the party's Puducherry unit, in Chennai in January 2019.(PTI FILE)
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference after announcing the party's Puducherry unit, in Chennai in January 2019.(PTI FILE)
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 08:20 PM IST
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Chennai, Hindustan Times | ByDivya Chandrababu

Kamal Haasan to launch election campaign for 2021 Tamil Nadu assembly elections

During his four-day schedule, Haasan will visit Madurai, Theni, Dindugul, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanniyakumari districts.
Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference after announcing the party’s Puducherry unit, in Chennai, in January 2019.(PTI/ File photo)
Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference after announcing the party’s Puducherry unit, in Chennai, in January 2019.(PTI/ File photo)
Published on Dec 13, 2020 08:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni

‘May you lead a long and healthy life’: PM Modi wishes Rajinikanth on his 70th birthday

Earlier in August, Rajinikanth completed 45 years in the film industry and he finally took his highly publicised and long-awaited political plunge.
Rajinikanth’s contemporary Kamal Haasan will contest as the chief ministerial face of his party Makkal Needhi Maiam which made its electoral debut in 2019 parliamentary polls with a 3.7% vote share. (PTI Photo)
Rajinikanth’s contemporary Kamal Haasan will contest as the chief ministerial face of his party Makkal Needhi Maiam which made its electoral debut in 2019 parliamentary polls with a 3.7% vote share. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 06:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Kamal Haasan sets up ‘Maiam women’s task force’

The task force will primarily focus on general welfare across the state and involving women interested in alternative politics in the party’s activities among others.
Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan said women office-bearers and those belonging to families of party functionaries can join the initiative to take forward various activities.(PTI file photo)
Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan said women office-bearers and those belonging to families of party functionaries can join the initiative to take forward various activities.(PTI file photo)
Published on Dec 05, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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Chennai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Kamal Haasan criticises government inquiry on Anna University VC

The Tamil Nadu government last month asked retired high court judge P Kalaiyarasan to look into charges of financial irregularities and malpractices against Anna University vice-chancellor.
Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference after announcing the party's Puducherry unit, in Chennai, in January 2019.(PTI FILE)
Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference after announcing the party's Puducherry unit, in Chennai, in January 2019.(PTI FILE)
Published on Dec 05, 2020 03:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByDivya Chandrababu

Kamal Haasan questions price of RT-PCR tests in Tamil Nadu

The actor-turned-politician pointed out that several other states have reduced the price of the test while Tamil Nadu continues with the tariff of Rs 3,000 fixed in June
Kamal Haasan.(File photo)
Kamal Haasan.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 10:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByDivya Chandrababu

Ex-IAS officer Santosh Babu joins Kamal Haasan’s party ahead of Tamil Nadu polls

A 1995 batch officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, the former officer said he had pondered over Haasan’s offer to join the party for the past six months.
Actor-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan addresses media after former IAS officer Santosh Babu joins his party, in Chennai, on Dec 1, 2020.(PTI)
Actor-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan addresses media after former IAS officer Santosh Babu joins his party, in Chennai, on Dec 1, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 05:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByDivya Chandrababu

Former IAS joins Kamal Haasan’s MNM party ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls in 2021

Haasan had launched Makkal Needhi Maiam on February 21, 2018, in Madurai. The party is all set to contest the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections in 2021.
Actor turned politician Kamal Haasan.(ANI file photo)
Actor turned politician Kamal Haasan.(ANI file photo)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 04:33 PM IST
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Chennai | ByAsian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Vikram teaser: Kamal Haasan is serving the last supper in a delicious new film. Watch

On the occasion of the 66th birthday of Kamal Haasan, the makers of his new film Vikram released a teaser. Kamal plays a cop in the film.
Kamal Haasan in a teaser of Vikram.
Kamal Haasan in a teaser of Vikram.
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 06:34 PM IST
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