Tamil Nadu

Kamal Haasan meets fans, discusses ‘welfare activities’

Actor Kamal Haasan. File photo   | Photo Credit: PTI

Amid strong indications that he will enter politics, veteran film actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met his fans in Chennai, with the latter insisting that the discussions revolved only around his birthday and related welfare activities.

“We discussed what can be done for his birthday, which is on November 7. We discussed only the welfare activities,” Thangavelu, a senior member of the Kamal Haasan Welfare Club, told reporters after the meeting.

“We only do welfare activities and he [Mr. Haasan] stressed that we should take up more of such initiatives,” he said.

Mr. Haasan does not have a fan club. Instead, they are called welfare clubs, which take up various social works.

The meeting came amidst reports in a section of the media that the actor, who has been dropping strong hints that he will take the political plunge, might formally announce his entry into politics on his birthday.

Mr. Haasan’s spokesperson could not immediately be reached for a comment on these reports.

The actor has recently been active politically, levying corruption charges against the K Palaniswami-led AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu and taking it on over the spread of dengue in the State.

His outburst against the government has prompted strong responses from Ministers, including Mr. Palaniswami himself, who have hit out at the filmstar.

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