Controversial actor kamal Hassan set the balls rolling again by back tracking on his support for demoneitisation. The actor in an op-ed written for Tamil magazine 'Vikatan' said his show of support for the economic move was done in a hurry. Back in November after the move was announced, the actor took to Twitter to show his support but he seems to have changed his view in the economic policy.
“I owe a big apology to the people for supporting demonetisation in a hurry. I initially thought demonetisation move was going to curb black money and that people should bear with the problems during that transition,” wrote Hassan.
Speculation is rife that Hassan will launch his own political party soon after his meeting with New Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal solidified his scope for joining politics. His formal announcement is expected on his 63rd birthday on November, 7. While he made it clear that saffron is not the color for him, he denied any propositions of joining AAP as well.
“Rajinikanth is a suitable ally for the BJP. I am a rationalist,” the superstar told CNN-News18.
In November, he had joined the brigade of other celebrities supporting demoneitization. "Salute Mr Modi. This move has to be celebrated across political party lines. Most importantly by earnest taxpayers,” the actor had tweeted in November last year.
While condemning Modi’s demoneitization move, Hassan also gave him an opportunity for redemption by saying, “The sign of a good leader is to accept his/her mistake. Gandhi accepted his mistake and leaders today can also accept mistakes. If the PM accepts his mistake in this case, then I will salute him.”As speculations increase over Hassan and Rajnikanth’s political career, the actor’s words add to the rumours.