Kamal Haasan is a legend in the world of cinema. But at the same time, he is one of the few people in the movie industry who is not afraid of speaking outright.
Haasan has been a vocal proponent of the Jallikattu celebration and was the first celebrity who opposed the ban.
He told the media that the event is not against animal cruelty and if animal cruelty is the reason being given by anti-Jallikattu brigade then “ban biryani”.
Now in an interview with Rajdeep Sardesai for India Today, Haasan commented on the ongoing political crisis in Tamil Nadu, his home state.
When Sardesai asked him whether he would join politics especially in the “anger and frustration” in the state and in him, this was Haasan’s response:
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“I don’t think so. If you believe in prayers, I don’t. If you believe in prayers, pray that I don’t come. Me and my men (are) so angry (that if we) come into politics, we’ll carry guns when we come. We don’t want that.”
Haasan adds with a warning to all politicians, “This is a nation which has set a legacy of peace and ahimsa, and please do not change it from that. I may not live to see it. I don’t want to live to see it, but do not push the people that far that there will be a revolution. They are taking it too lightly because they have been charlatans for too long.”
Don’t breakTN in2 a country. I promise, All India will fight 4TN in a civil war of Ahinsa.None might die but the ignorant will come alive
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 8, 2017
Haasan has stated that O Panneerselvam, the acting CM of the state, should be given the chance to lead the party and the government instead of unceremoniously removing him.