Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan has been in the eye of a storm this week in Chennai. Now, the actor has taken to Twitter to write a poem and hint at entering the political arena.
This 11-line poem in Tamil translated loosely reads:
“Let us criticise, none is king now. Let us spring up heartily, as we are not kings like them. If routed and dead, I am militant. If I decide, I am ‘mudhalvar’. Am I a slave because I bow? Am I a loser if I shun the crown? It’s an error to shoo them as fools. Paths can’t be seen unless searched. Come along with me, comrade, one who sets out to smash absurdity will be a leader.”
So is Kamal going to take up AIADMK Minister Jayakumar’s dare and enter politics? Which party will he join? Is he setting up his own party? Or is this just a riddle to keep people talking? These are questions that people are currently debating in Chennai.
At his last press conference where he was supposed to speak about Bigg Boss, Kamal Haasan in response to a question said that Tamil Nadu government departments were corrupt.
In retaliation, numerous AIADMK ministers hit out at him. Tamil Nadu Finance Minister D. Jayakumar stated that the star should join politics ‘if he had the guts’. Law Minister C.V. Shanmugam said action should be taken against him while O Panneerselvam said that in a democracy anyone could voice their views. DMK’s Stalin came to Kamal’s defense.