Tamil actor Kamal Haasan is well in on his way to start his career in politics. While details of his venture are vague, at a recent event held in Delhi on 25th November, he said that the dirt one gathers along the way as a politician, is 'washable.'
Haasan was unwilling to reveal the name of his party, or when he will officially launch it. However, he insisted that the name and manifesto would reach the people soon. During a question and answer session, the actor that said he had dared to dream and was not worried about the results. He said, "I have a dream. I have dared to dream. I am a part of 'jagrut swapna'- to be awake in a dream. And there is no fear of failure because it is not about movie-making or making money; it is about making ourselves better.”
The 63-year-old actor said the entire idea of joining politics is only about working for the betterment of his state, Tamil Nadu. Haasan went on to add that it was about time people came forward and found out solutions to day-to-day problems and stopped blaming others.
Rumors are rife about who he will form an alliance with. When asked if he would ally with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Patry, Haasan replied “I am launching change. I cannot carry other people’s baggage.”
Haasan also let known his support for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ which is facing flak from many states across the country. Haasan said, “People are being “oversensitive” about the film. I’m not talking as a filmmaker but as an Indian.”Haasan said that it was improper to ask for a ban on the period drama before watching it and cited his film, “Vishwaroopam’s” example.