On birthday, Kamal launches app, says he will tour Tamil Nadu before launching party

Actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said that his mobile app will be more of a platform for the public.

Actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said that his mobile app will be more of a platform for the public.   | Photo Credit: R. Ragu

Actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said he would go on a tour of Tamil Nadu before officially launching a political party.

“My dream is to create a good Tamil Nadu. It is important to strengthen the base before launching a party. There is no need or no hurry to announce the name of the party," he said at a press meet on the occasion of his birthday.

Earlier, Mr. Haasan launched a mobile app, #Maiam Whistle. “This app will be more of a platform for the public. The aim is to reach out to people”, he said.

When asked about his 'identity', he said, "I cannot deny that I do not belong to the Brahmin community. It is nothing to be proud of or feel shy about. I have friends and families from all communities".

On Sunday, Mr. Haasan told his fans that he was not driven by curiosity or by the desire to enjoy power. "There was no need to wait for disaster to strike. Let us not wait for tragedy to happen. We can prevent catastrophe. Let us start today,” he said.

Highlights of what he said at the presser:

* Will go on a tour of Tamil Nadu to understand people's problems

* Waiting for the base to become stronger

* My dream is to create a good Tamil Nadu

* I am not anti-Hindu and have no intention to hurt Hindus.

* I don't like being branded an atheist.

* I am a rationalist, not an atheist.

* Won't accept violence in any form

* Won't hesitate to take action against those with me too if they indulge in corruption.

* Have been waiting for a change for many years.

*I don't interact with people based on their social background

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