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Anti-Lotus, Really?

Kamalahaasan speaks politics. A fading star’s resort or move to fill in a vacuum?

Anti-Lotus, Really?
Anti-Lotus, Really?
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2017-09-30T12:09:47+05:30

He has played no less than ten characters in a movie. In fact, Kamalahaasan has donned multiple roles in quite a few others. Lately, the 62-year-old actor has openly informed the world and his fans that he is donning a real-life character—of a political leader.

That came with an August 15 tweet: “My aim is a better Tamilnadu. Who dares to strengthen my voice? DMK, AIADMK & parties R tools to help. If those tools R blunt find others.” It was the first loud indication at Kamal sharpening his tool as a neta. Soon, in a television interview, he announced readiness to jump into politics and be the “chief minister if requ­ired”. He went on to elaborate thus: “It will be a crown of thorns. Someone has to clean the quagmire and make this place habitable for people. I’m not hungry for power, but we will seize the opportunity if that’s the only way to deliver for the people.”

For now, Kamal looks calibrated in his political potshots at Tamil Nadu’s ruling dispensation. His multiple tweets on corruption aim...

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