Will Kamal Hasaan join politics? Actor meets Kerala CM, politicians

Will Kamal Hasaan join politics? Actor meets Kerala CM, politicians

With talks doing rounds that Kamal Haasan may join politics, the veteran actor on Friday nearly ruled out siding with the BJP by saying "saffron is not my colour". Maintaining that he liked to be in the "middle of things" without leaning sideways, Kamal said his political colour was "definitely not saffron". "I will learn from here and go".

"Left leaders have always been my heroes", Hassan said, while adding that "this doesn't mean that I don't have any other heroes (in other political parties)".

"I have been in films for 40 years".

"My admiration for him (Vijayan) is not blind, it is a sensible one. Doesn't matter if he is left, right or centre, there are Western standards of living here".

Days after asking his fans to be ready to march to Fort St George, where the TN Assembly stands, Kamal Haasan met Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. To queries from reporters, Kamal said colour of his politics was definitely not saffron. During the meeting, everyone enjoyed a traditional Onam feast with the Chief Minister. When asked about taking the plunge into politics, the actor said that he will be meeting more politicians before taking a call.

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"It was a friendly visit".

The actor was in Kerala for an interview with a television channel.

While it is not yet known whether the Tamil superstar would join Vijayan's Communist Party of India (Marxist) - which is itself facing internal feuds between the Kerala and Bengal factions - Hassan made it clear that he has vast respect for Leftist politicians.

When Kamal landed here today morning, he gave hints that during his meeting with the Chief Minister, political issues will be broached.

Rationalists, staunch supporters of free food choices, and against the politics of religion both Kamal Haasan and CM Pinarayi have in the past written several letters of appreciation to each other.

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