Actor Kamal Haasan is famous for his blunt opinions and the ability to dish them out effortlessly time and again. His most recently voiced opinions where he has said he ‘will criticise’ Rajinikanth if he (Rajinikanth) chose to enter politics have garnered much attention. He stated that he wished Rajinikanth ‘well in whatever he does’ and will continue ‘do so if he enters politics’ also. Although that wouldn’t stop Haasan from criticizing the superstar if so felt needed.
In one of his recent tweets he attacked the AIADMK Tamil Nadu government again saying, “My aim is a better Tamil Nadu. Who dares to strengthen my voice? DMK, AIADMK & parties R tools to help. If those tools R blunt find others.”
While this may seem like another attack on the political establishment by Haasan in his crisp, punchy style, many believe there’s probably more to it than that. Haasan has been vocal about his criticism of the AIADMK and he has been spotted sharing the stage with DMK while doing so on several occasions. This has triggered speculations that he may join the DMK or could well possibly float a party of his own.
What further fueled this speculation is a short Tamil poem he posted on twitter which read, “Let us criticize, nobody is king now. If I decide, I will be the Mudhalvar (meaning leader and also Chief Minister).”
After the death of Jayalalitha in December, Haasan had come down heavily on the Panneerselvam government criticizing them for poor disaster management in the aftermath of cyclone Vardah which had hit coastal Tamil Nadu. Panneerselvam had retaliated angrily labeling Haasan a ‘puppet’ and asking him to ‘stick to acting.’
However, there are those who believe this may be just a publicity gimmick. They claim Haasan come out with such statements right before a movie or show release to garner maximum attention. Often times this has seemed to work with his movies such as Dasavathaaram, Hey Ram and Anbe Sivam which had shades of political undertones. Only time will tell which of the two turns out to be true.