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.
A week ago, Rajinikanth had hinted at entering politics and asked his fans to "be ready for war". On Monday, after members of Tamilar Munnetra Padai, a fringe political outfit, led by its leader Veeralakshmi burned effigies of the actor near his Chennai residence, the superstar's fans staged a protest at the Periyar bus terminal in Madurai. They set an effigy of Veeralakshmi ablaze and said it should serve as a warning.
In Chennai, security outside Rajinikanth's Poes Garden residence was tightened, after Veeralakshmi and her workers staged a protest one km away, against his decision to take the political plunge.