Kamal Haasan meets several leaders before plunging into politics, but avoids AIADMK. Why?

tamil-nadu | Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Pratiba Raman
Highlights
  • Kamal Haasan meets former Election Commissioner of India, TN Seshan, and leaders like Karunanidhi and Vijaykanth
  • Kamal also met his long-time friend Rajinikanth
  • While he kickstarts his political journey on Feb 21, he deliberately made sure he avoided the AIADMK 
  • Is there a significant reason?
Starting with Kamal Haasan's meet with former Election Commissioner of India, TN Seshan, the actor made headlines almost everyday. Having decided to don the role of a politician for real (and not reel), the Ulaganayagan wanted to gather Ulagaththin (world's) knowledge from great minds that dealt with Tamil Nadu politics. The list includes veterans like DMK chief Karunanidhi, friends like Rajinikant and 'political seniors' like DMDK chief Vijaykanth. 'Karuppu MGR' (as Vijaykanth is fondly known as) had earlier made a statement claiming that Rajini and Kamal may be his seniors in cinema, but are his juniors in politics. Even Seeman of Naam Tamizhar Katchi, who never hid his animosity towards Rajinikanth's political entry, met Kamal Haasan to convey his best wishes before Kamal commenced his journey.
One party that was predominantly absent in every headline that Kamal made, was AIADMK. Well, rewind to 2017, Kamal Haasan took on the ruling government terming them 'corrupt'. Rewind further to 2013, it was late TN CM Jayalalithaa vs Vishwaroopam hero.
 
The actor has ever so often expressed his interest/support in Dravidian ideology. He even extended an open invitation to the DMK for an alliance if the party finds Kamal's newly launched party echo similar sentiments. 
 
Kamal Haasan mentioned to the media that he vehemently opposes the current system and blames the ruling party of AIADMK and it's no surprise that he struck down the leaders of this party from his list. As the 'Indian' thatha on reel, he fought against bribery and corruption, and even succeeded in instilling fear among offenders. On Feb 21st, will he transform into that same 'Indian' thatha to walk through the real political corridors of Tamil Nadu? 
 
 
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