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A medic administers the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan, during the second phase of a countrywide inoculation drive, at Ramachandra Hospital in Chennai.

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Actor turn politician Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan during an election campaign, in Coimbatore

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Actor turn politician Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan addresses during an election campaign, in Coimbatore

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Makkal Neethi Mayyam (MNM) Chief Kamal Haasan wears a mask during a meeting with party officials ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly elections 2021, in Kanyakumari district.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan during an election campaign for Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, in Madurai.

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Actor-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan reacts while interacting with the media after former IAS officer Santosh Babu joined his party, in Chennai.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder and actor Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference, in Chennai.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder and actor Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference, in Chennai.

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In this file photo, film actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Kamal Hasan seen interacting with each other during the inauguration of '23rd Kolkata International Film Festival', in Kolkata. Bachchan celebrates 78th birthday on Sunday.

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Actor Kamal Haasan addresses the media as he arrives to appear before the Central Crime Branch police in connection with an accident on the sets of his upcoming film, ‘Indian 2’, which left three people dead last month, in Chennai.

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Actor-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan comes out of a mortuary after paying homage to three of the victims, who died after a crane crashed on the sets of upcoming film ‘Indian 2’, in Chennai.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder and actor Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference on the Citizenship Amendement Act in Chennai.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with the actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan during a meeting at his residence, in Bhubaneswar

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Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan with superstar Rajinikanth unveiles a bust of late film director K Balachander at his production house, in Chennai.

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Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan and superstar Rajinikanth press a button to unveil a bust of late film director K Balachander at his production house, in Chennai.

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Badminton player PV Sindhu meets actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan at Makkal Needhi Maiam party office, in Chennai.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan launches the 'Unstain', a campaign to distribute sanitary napkin to school girls, in Chennai.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan with the 20 students from the tribal hamlets of Bengal, Jharkand and Orissa with whom he is travelling as a part of ‘Flight of Fantasy’ initiative by the Ladies Circle 46, Round Table 34 & 39, and CRPF, in Chennai.

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Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and actor-politician Kamal Hassan at the special screening of the documentary 'Compassion for Children' in Chennai.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) Founder-President Kamal Haasan with his daughter and actress Shruti Haasan wait in a queue to cast their vote during the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station in Chennai.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) Founder-President Kamal Haasan with Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav at an election rally seeking votes for the party candidate Kameela Nasser for Lok Sabha polls, in Chennai

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan campaigns for his party candidate A.G. Mourya from North Chennai constituency ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Chennai.

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Kamalahaasan with MNM’s symbol while releasing the list of candidates

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan poses with a torch, his party symbol, after releasing a list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in Chennai.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) Chief Kamal Haasan and actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth during the wedding ceremony of the latter's younger daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth with actor-businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi, in Chennai.

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Actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan gestures while handing over the keys of a house, rebuilt by nonprofit organization Twenty20, to a family head at Najarallur in Kizhakkambalam panchayat, Kochi.

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Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Hassan interacts with the farmers on their return from New Delhi after participating in farmers' protests, at the Egmore Railway Station in Chennai.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam Party President Kamal Haasan speaks at a music album launch function in Chennai.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan leaves after a meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (unseen) during the 'Odisha Investors' meet, in Chennai.

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Bollywood stars are common items at the annual India Day par­ade in New York, but genius West Indian batsmen aren’t. Kamalahaasan and co-act­r­ess Pooja Kumar were noted, but the man who brought things to a tricoloured boil was the original master-blaster, the inimitable Sir Viv.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam President and actor Kamal Haasan pays his last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan meets DMK leaders MK Stalin and Kanimozhi (unseen) in a hospital where their father and party chief M Karunanidhi is being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection, in Chennai.

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Actors Kamal Hassan and Pooja Kumar during a promotional event for their upcoming movie 'Vishwaroopam 2' slotted for release on Aug 10, in Kochi.

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Veteran actor Kamal Hassan, meet with DMK President M Karunanidhi in Chennai. Party Working President and Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin is also seen.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MGM) President Kamal Haasan addresses at the 'NASSCOM HR Summit 2018', in Chennai.

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Salman’s bro-hood with Kamalahaasan began in 2013, when the latter’s Vishwaroop ran into trouble, and Salman had pitched strongly for it. Now that Vishwaroop 2 is com­ing up, where else can Kamal go for maximum traction but to the sets of Dus Ka Dum, where the two dapper men added to their chemistry. A glad Kamal tweeted: “Bhai ho to aisa.”

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MGM) President and actor Kamal Haasan waves at his fans, in Mumbai.

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Actor Rajinikanth, along with fellow actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan at a protest in support of ongoing agitations in Tamil Nadu for the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board (CBM) and demanding closure of Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin, in Chennai

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President and actor Kamal Haasan during a rally at Panagudi town in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi and actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan shake hands during a meeting in New Delhi.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan addresses the media after meeting UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan with senior party members come out after a meeting with Election Commissioner at Nirvachan Sadan, in New Delhi.

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Actor-turned-politician Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) President Kamal Hassan during a press conference after meeting leaders of some farmers’ associations, in Chennai.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and MNM chief Kamal Hassan address the media after a meeting, in Bengaluru.

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Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan (R) meets Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan (L) in Kochi.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President and actor Kamal Haasan during a rally at Panagudi town in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President and actor Kamal Haasan addresses the media, in Tuticorin.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan launches a whistle-blowing app - 'Maiam Whistle' in Chennai.

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OSM Supernova Of The Year: Award received on behalf of Kamal Haasan at PCJeweller Outlook Social Media Awards function, at the Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

Actor Rajinikanth, along with fellow actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan at a protest in support of ongoing agitations in Tamil Nadu for the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board (CBM) and demanding closure of Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin, in Chennai.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Hassan offers condolence to a family member of deceased Usha, in Tiruchirappalli. The 34-year old woman was killed and her husband injured when the two-wheeler they were riding was allegedly kicked by traffic inspector Kamaraj for not stopping during a helmet check drive.

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Actor and Makkal Needhi Mayam chief Kamal Haasan addresses at a press conference in Trichy.

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Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan express his solidarity with those protesting against the existing Sterlite Copper smelter plant and its proposed unit in the region at Kumarareddiapuram village in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu.

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Veteran actor and politician Kamal Haasan addresses during the Young Indian entrepreneurs at the CII YI seminar in Mumbai.

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Actor-politician Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference on the row over razing of Lenin’s statue in Tripura and the comments made by BJP leader H Raja on Periyar statue, in Chennai.

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Makkal Neethi Mayyam founder President Kamal Haasan meets Kerela Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Circuit house in Chennai.

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Veteran actor Kamal Hassan arrives to pay tribute to former president A PJ Abdul Kalam at his memorial at Peikarumbu in Rameswaram. The actor is all set to launch his political party in Madurai.

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People gather in support of Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan as he announces the launch of his political party 'Makkal Neethi Maiyam', in Madurai.

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Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the launch of political party "Makkal Neethi Maiam" in Madurai.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing at the launch of Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan's political party "Makkal Neethi Maiam" in Madurai.

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Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the launch of political party "Makkal Neethi Maiam" in Madurai.

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Veteran actor Kamal Hassan speaks during his day-long road show at Manamadurai in Sivaganga district.

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Veteran actor Kamal Hassan addresses the fishermen community at Rameswaram.

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Veteran actor Kamal Hassan addresses the fishermen community at Rameswaram. The actor is all set to launch his political party in Madurai.

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Veteran actor Kamal Hassan, meets Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraicker elder brother of former President APJ Abdul Kalam at the residence of Kalam at Rameswaram. The actor is all set to launch his political party in Madurai.

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Actor Kamal Haasan waves at his supporters on his arrival at the airport in Madurai a day before he is set to launch his political party.

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Actor Kamal Haasan addresses the media at the airport in Madurai a day before he is set to launch his political party.

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Tamil actor Kamal Haasan during a meeting with DMDK Chief and actor Vijaykant at his party office in Chennai.

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Veteran actor Kamal Hassan, meet with DMK President M Karunanidhi in Chennai. Party Working President and Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin is also seen.

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Actor Kamal Hassan meets superstar Rajinikanth ahead of his political journey, in Chennai.

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Actor Kamal Haasan interacts with representatives of various fan clubs at his house, in Chennai. The actor announced his political entry last month is set to begin a state-wide tour.

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Actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan at the launch of Kizhakku Africavil Raju, Starring late MGR (M G Ramachandran) through motion capture technology animated film directed by Arul Moorthy, on the occasion of AIADMK Founder M G Ramachandran's 101st birth anniversary in Chennai.

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Indian movie superstars Kamal Haasan, front seat, and Rajinikanth, back seat, waves to the fans as they arrive at an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Were Big B, Shahrukh and Kamalahaasan discussing the opening film—Yellow (Iran)—of the Kolkata International film festival? Or was it only banter? With Michael Winterbottom, Kajol, Mah­­­esh Bhatt and Kumar Sanu thrown in, fans had an eyeful before the hall darkened. And in the end, there was Mamata, the best emcee of them all.

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Film actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Kamal Hasan seen interacting with each other during the inauguration of '23rd Kolkata International Film Festival', in Kolkata.

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Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee, center, acknowledges the crowd Bollywood personalities, front left to right, Mahesh Bhatt, Kamal Hasan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Kumar Shanu look on at the inauguration of the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival in Kolkata. The festival will continue till Nov. 17.

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Megastars Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan seen sharing a light moment during the inauguration of '23rd Kolkata International Film Festival', in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Haasan, Kajol and others during the inauguration of '23rd Kolkata International Film Festival' in Kolkata.

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Tamil actor Kamal Haasan at a press conference to announce the launch of an app in Chennai.

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Tamil actor Kamal Haasan at a press conference to announce the launch of an app in Chennai.

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Actor Kamal Haasan, who is creating waves in Tamil Nadu after announcing his plans to enter politics, opened a new front of activism when he took up fishermen's livelihood issues and visited the Ennore area to highlight corporate encroachments of Kosasthalayar river, in Chennai.

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Actor Kamal Haasan, who is creating waves in Tamil Nadu after announcing his plans to enter politics, visited the Ennore area to highlight corporate encroachments of Kosasthalayar river, in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam shaking hands with superstar Rajinikanth as Kamal Haasan and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar look on at the inauguration of Tamil Nadu’s enduring icon, Sivaji Ganesan’s memorial on his birth anniversary in Chennai.

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Actor Kamal Haasan addresses at the inauguration of Tamil Nadu’s enduring icon Sivaji Ganesan’s memorial on his birth anniversary in Chennai.

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Actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan at the inauguration of Tamil Nadu’s enduring icon Sivaji Ganesan’s memorial on his birth anniversary in Chennai.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meeting with actor and filmmaker Kamal Haasan at the latter's residence in Chennai. Kamal Haasan's younger daughter Akshara Haasan is also seen.

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Actor Kamal Haasan with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference after a meeting at his residence in Chennai.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meets actor and filmmaker Kamal Haasan at the latter's residence in Chennai.

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New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets actor Kamal Haasan at the latter's residence in Chennai.

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Actor Kamal Haasan being welcomed by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan at his official residence, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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DMK Working President M K Stalin along with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan presenting memento to Superstar Rajnikanth at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the party's mouthpiece 'Murasoli', in Chennai.

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Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan during the launch of Tamil version of reality show- 'Bigg Boss', at a press conference, in Chennai.

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Tamil actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan with director Bharati Raja during the launch of his Briic - Bharathi Raaja International Institute of Cinema, in Chennai.

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Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan expressing his support to the student for Jallikattu during a press meet, in Chennai.

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With Silicon Valley crawling with Andhra techies, it’s almost a given that a flick called Sabaash Naidu would be shot in LA. On hand was Kamal and daughters Shruti and Akshara, all part of the set. Looks like dad’s army had loads of fun.