Kamal Haasan Announces Retirement from Cinema for the Sake of Politics


Legendary actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan finally reveals that there will be no more films for him as his dive into politics for the people of Tamil Nadu is final and irreversible. The actor-turned-politician, who is set to announce his party and its guiding principles on February 21, believes Hindu extremism is a threat and said that he would have to do something for an honest living. He further said that he is not here (politics) to improve his bank account. He also launch his new website “naalainamadhe.maiam.com“. The site invites volunteers to join his mission of building a sustainable model village in all districts of the state. In an interview at Harvard University, he said

“Except for the two films which are coming out, there will be no more films for me,”

Kamal Haasan Announces Retirement from Cinema for the Sake of Politics

Kamal Haasan in an interview to private news channel India Today at Harvard University in Boston said that he would be going to quit his cinema career for the sake of politics.

Read also Kamal Haasan Launches New Website | Highlights of His Speech at Harvard

The actor also reported that he would stick to politics even if he loses the election, he said,

“I will have to do something for an honest living. But I don’t think I am going to lose.”

As for his confidence, the 63-year-old stalwart said, “I may not have been a political entity, but we have been in social service for 37 years. In these 37 years, we have collected about 10 lakh loyal workers.

“They are with me for the past 37 years. At my instruction, they have engaged number of younger people in our welfare movement over the years including about 250 lawyers. All would become volunteers.”

The veteran actor, who is forming a new political party this month, added,

“I am earnest. I am not here to improve my bank account. I could have led a happy, retired, popular life. My decision to come into politics is as I do not want to die merely as an actor. I will die in the service of people and that I have promised myself.”

Kamal Haasan Announces Retirement from Cinema for the Sake of Politics

Kamal Haasan said the color of his politics is “black” and he is concerned about saffron color. He said black in his politics reflects a Dravidian tone and the dark skin.

Read also Kamal Haasan to Announce Political Party’s Name on February 21

He added, “It’s culturally not a bad color for us Tamils.” However, he surely does not plan to align with ruling party BJP.


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