AIADMK leader D Jayakumar lashes out at Kamal Haasan for expressing political ambitions, says politics is not a film

Chennai: Senior AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu minister D Jayakumar on Monday lashed out at actor Kamal Haasan over his political ambitions, saying politics was not a movie.

The state fisheries minister gave the example of thespian Sivaji Ganesan who commanded a strong fan following, saying he could not make a big mark in politics.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal meets Kamal Haasan in Chennai on Thursday. Twitter @AamAadmiParty

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Kamal Haasan in Chennai. Twitter @AamAadmiParty

"Kamal (Haasan) thinks politics is a movie which runs for 100 days. Is the chief minister's post some kind of a toy that can be purchased from the market. People should recognise, people should accept," he claimed.

Jayakumar's remarks came in the wake of the actor's reported comments that he could contest elections if they were held within the next 100 days, even as he had hinted at being prepared to lead the state.

"Sivaji Ganesan started a political party but he could not even become an MLA. Crowds cannot be the mere yardstick. All that crowd should convert as votes," Jayakumar told reporters in Chennai.

He also took a swipe at Haasan over his comments on Twitter, especially those against the ruling AIADMK, saying, "You should be among the people, not just on Twitter."

Haasan has of late made his political ambitions clear. He had also levelled charges of corruption against the government, drawing censure from ministers, including Chief Minister K Palaniswamy.

Last week, AAP supremo and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had met the actor in Chennai, sparking speculation of a new political alignment in the state.

The duo, however, did not make any grand announcement.

Updated Date: Sep 25, 2017 18:51 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See