Ka­mal Haasan hints at en­try into politics

‘It is time for po­lit­i­cal change’

The Hindu - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­porter

Ka­mal Haasan, who has been crit­i­cis­ing the gov­ern­ment on so­cial me­dia, said his po­lit­i­cal jour­ney had be­gun. Speak­ing at a wed­ding re­cep­tion or­gan­ised by the all-In­dia trea­surer of his fans’ as­so­ci­a­tion here on Wed­nes­day, he said peo­ple should not con­sider it as just a wed­ding func­tion but an in­au­gu­ra­tion func­tion (for politics).

Ka­mal Haasan, who has been crit­i­cis­ing the gov­ern­ment on so­cial me­dia, said that his po­lit­i­cal jour­ney had be­gun.

Speak­ing at a wed­ding re­cep­tion or­gan­ised by Thangavel, all-In­dia trea­surer of his fans’ as­so­ci­a­tion, here on Wed­nes­day, he said peo­ple should not con­sider it as just a wed­ding func­tion but an in­au­gu­ra­tion func­tion (for politics).

At the air­port later in the evening, the ac­tor said he had to be­gin his po­lit­i­cal jour­ney some­where — it didn’t mat­ter if it was Coim­bat­ore or on Twit­ter.

Urg­ing his fans to con­tinue ques­tion­ing the gov­ern­ment, Mr. Haasan said that by tak­ing money for votes, they had “let in thieves” and had erred in do­ing so. It was time for po­lit­i­cal change and the strug­gle for change should con­tinue.

To those ask­ing him if he had mus­tered the courage to lead, he said, “My re­ply is, are you coura­geous enough to ac­cept my lead­er­ship?”

Urg­ing his fans to con­tinue work­ing the way they had done in the past, Mr. Haasan said when the time is right, they should start the jour­ney to­wards the fort (Fort St. Ge­orge). And that jour­ney should be in such a way that even a poor man would be able to make it to the fort. Mr. Haasan said that he would only urge his fans to con­tinue protest­ing, but with clean hands.

Ka­mal Haasan

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