Superstar Kamal Hassan starts his political career today with the launch of his very own citizen platform mobile app, Maiyam Whistle. The star made the announcement on his 63rd birthday today, choosing to begin his political life in a humble manner over mega birthday celebrations befitting a star of his stature. While fans mourned not seeing their idol cut a cake, Hassan on the other hand chose the perfect time to launch his political party when all eyes were on him.
The app is being coined by Hassan as a citizen's platform to raise their voice against corruption calling it, "An app for people to connect" at the launch in Chennai.
If you're trying to download Maiyam Whistle from the app store now, you'll be disappointed. The app is possibly still in development and according to reports, it will be launched next year in January. Hassan will also be going on a state tour around that time.
As promised by Hassan, the star is taking the baby steps of his political career before taking the plunge. He launched a mobile app first so that his large fan base can fast convert to cadres. In a previous interview, the star had mentioned that the app will help him to reach out to his fans for party funding while keeping records clean.
Created on the lines of fighting corruption, Maiyam-Whistle is the first step to launching his yet to be named party which he previously said will battle it out to bring back black money. "I will not deposit the funds in Swiss banks. Instead, I will try to bring back our money that is lodged in the Swiss banks."
The star has long teased propositions of a political career with speculations of both Rajinikanth and Hassan joining the political bandwagon. Hassan has made the first move. Given the list of political meetings Hassan has had through the year with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, it was definite that 2017 will be a new chapter for him. It is, however, still uncertain what convinced him to launch his own party from scratch instead of joining an established party with like-minded ideals.