Actor-director-producer Kamal Haasan has refuted rumours that he’s on quarantine through a press statement. The rumours surfaced due to a quarantine sticker that had been pasted outside his old house and current political party office building (Makkal Needhi Maiam) in Alwarpet, Chennai. The sticker, that has now been removed, read that the members of the house have to be quarantined from March 10 until April 6.
The person with travel history lives in Mumbai and not Chennai. pic.twitter.com/aAzHCIxCfc
— Pramod Madhav♠️ (@PramodMadhav6) March 28, 2020
Kamal Haasan said in his statement, “Based on the notice stuck outside my house, news has been spread saying that I have been quarantined. But, most of you already know that I have not been living there for the past few years and the Makkal Needhi Maiam party office has been functioning from there. So, the news that I have been quarantined is not true. As a precautionary measure, I have undertaken social distancing as I requested the public too. I would again reemphasize all of us to undertake social distancing as a precautionary measure. I also request all news agencies to verify news before breaking it so that fake news does not get spread.”
— Makkal Needhi Maiam | மக்கள் நீதி மய்யம் (@maiamofficial) March 28, 2020
A report on The News Minute mentioned that the authorities had done so assuming veteran actress Gautami, Kamal Haasan’s previous partner, was present at the residence. “Our staff pasted a quarantine sticker at Kamal Hassan’s residence because Gautami has returned from Dubai recently and her passport has this address,” said G Prakash, Commissioner of Greater Chennai Corporation.
A few days back, Kamal had offered to provide his party office building, if the government was willing, for treating COVID-19 positive patients with the help of the doctors working for his party. He was willing to convert the quarters into a temporary medical centre to help the people in crisis.
இந்த நெருக்கடி நேரத்தில் எளியோருக்கு பணி செய்ய மக்கள் நீதி மய்யத்தில் இருக்கும் மருத்துவர்களை கொண்டு, என் வீடாக இருந்த கட்டிடத்தை, தற்காலிகமாக எளிய மக்களுக்கான மருத்துவ மய்யமாக்கி,மக்களுக்கு உதவ நினைக்கிறேன்.அரசின் அனுமதி கிடைத்தால்,அதை செய்ய தயாராக காத்திருக்கிறேன்.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) March 25, 2020
Recently, the actor had also released a two-part video on his social media handles with advice for tackling the Coronavirus pandemic. From social distancing to washing hands, and the need to stay indoors, the actor’s video covers it all. The actor also talks about how the fourth and fifth week has been crucial as that’s when the growth is exponential in most countries. He explains why this is so as well.