Kamal Haasan appeared to move a step closer to taking the political plunge when the acclaimed actor-director on Tuesday escalated his attack on Tamil Nadu government. The award winning actor-director, who had earlier targetted state minsters, asked why nobody was demanding that Chief Minister EP Palaniswami quit.
"If one state's Chief Minister should resign for a mishap and corruption under his government, how come no party calls for resignation in TN (Tamil Nadu). Enough crimes done," Mr Haasan tweeted in his Independence Day message.
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Kamal Haasan appointed ambassador of the Kabbadi team Tamil Thalaivas co-owned by Sachin Tendulkar newsreporter.in
It might come as a surprise to many that actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is considering a career outside films. After making his splash on television as the host of reality show Bigg Boss, the Dasavatharam star is all set to be seen in a new role – as the ambassador of team Tamil Thalaivas (co-owned by Sachin Tendulkar) for the fifth season of Pro Kabbadi League. The team believes that Haasan’s association will be a great source of inspiration to put up a great fight in the league. In a statement, it was said that it was a unanimous choice to bring Haasan on board, given his love for sports.
Talking about his association, Haasan said in the statement: “I am honoured to associate myself strongly with the sport of Kabbadi. I take personal pride in highlighting the profile of a sport developed by my ancestors thousands of years ago. I am glad the team owners chose me. My dear Thalaivas fill your lungs with pride and cross the line to take the game across to international adulation.”
Tamil Nadu law minister C V Shanmugam on Sunday said Kamal Haasan deserved to be booked under provisions of the SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for the "slum behaviour" remark made by a participant of 'Bigg Boss' hosted by the actor. Haasan earned the ire of the ruling dispensation after he stated on Wednesday that no government department was free from corruption.
Soon after what was the second threat handed out to Haasan, leader of Opposition M K Stalin released a statement in defence of the actor. "Haasan is only reflecting the sentiments of the people. It is the right of every voter including Haasan to criticize the benami and horse-trading government in power," Stalin said.