Published: Thu, February 22, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Kamal Haasan thanks KTR for wishes on political debut

Kamal Haasan thanks KTR for wishes on political debut

DMK's Working President MK Stalin, who reportedly shares a bonhomie with Haasan, took a stinging jibe against the actor over his entry into politics.

AM: Kamal Haasan tweeted, "Greatness can come from simple beginnings".

Chennai: A new moniker (or to be more precise, an "ism") called Kamalism has surfaced in the political landscape to mark Kamal Haasan's entry into the rough and tumble of politics.

IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao wished all the best for actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan who made his political foray in Madurai on Wednesday. His meetings with the patriarch of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Muthuvel Karunanidhi had given rise to speculations that his new political party would be a B team for the DMK targeting the ruling AIADMK and the BJP's Hindutva.

He will kick off his statewide tour on Wednesday, 21st with the launch of his political party and its "guiding principles" in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Actually, it will come only from simplicity.

Haasan began his day from Rameswaram, visiting the house of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

However, the Mandapam assistant elementary education officer denied permission on the ground that if politicians were allowed to talk to school children, it would create confusion among them, official sources said. Haasan's party is named Makkal Needhi Maiam which in Tamil means "Centre for People's justice". Fans were seen insane to click selfies with the actor. "Sivaji (Ganesan) has left a lesson not just in cinema but also in politics". Describing Haasan's political launch as "a paper flower", he said it would stand no chance against "a banyan tree like DMK".

Recalling that Kamal started his film career in Kerala, Vijayan said Kamal had acted as a bridge between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

"If you had voted for the right person, forget Rs 6,000, you people could have earned Rs 6 lakh in a year".

In 1994, following the release of his film Nammavar, Kamal Haasan was referred to by his fans as "Nammavar".

He has said that he is "picking ideologies from everyone" before the launch of his party. Says he will meet them again soon and next time it will be a longer interaction and they can provide him with suggestions.

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