Kamal Haasan may launch his political party by the end of this year, according to a recent interview the actor gave to CNN-News 18. The actor said that he was currently taking advice from people in politics, and that there was no rush to start his political party as there was no “time limit”.
Haasan also said that his recent meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal does not mean that he is aligning with the Aam Aadmi Party.“I did not go to Kejriwal, he came to me. It was kind of him,” the actor said.
Haasan reiterated his belief that Delhi doesn’t understand Tamil Nadu. He said this was why no national party ever made it big in the state. “I love my country but it starts from my home and then from my state. There is definitely a divide between North and South India. Delhi doesn’t understand Tamil Nadu, and vice-versa. Even if there is a positive move from either side, the other views it with suspicion. This is why no national party has made it in Tamil Nadu.”
Kamal is open to working with actor Rajinikanth on an issue basis in politics. He observed that Rajini’s religious beliefs made him a ‘suitable ally’ for saffron politics, while he himself was more of a rationalist, the report said.