Kamal Haasan discusses welfare activities with fans amid indications of entering politics


Oct,04 2017 20:23:47 IST

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

Indian actor Kamal Haasan waves at fans as he arrives at the green carpet to attend the premier of the new movie 'Shanghai' during the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards event, in Singapore on June 7, 2012. Bollywood actors are in Singapore to attend the three-day International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards that begins on June 7.   AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE

File image of Kamal Haasan. AFP

ile "We discussed what can be done for his birthday, which is on 7 November. 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 (Haasan) stressed that we took up more of such initiatives," he said.

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 Haasan, who has been dropping strong hints that he would take the political plunge, might formally announce his entry into politics on his birthday.

Haasan's spokesperson could not immediately be reached for a comment on reports of the veteran filmstar's political entry coinciding with his birthday.

The actor has recently been active politically, levying corruption charges against the K Palaniswamy-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 Palaniswamy himself, who has hit out at the film star.

Updated Date: Oct 04, 2017 20:23 PM