Kamal Hassan launches political party
Stalin terms him and Rajnikanth “paper flowers”, Kamal Hasan retorts-I am a seed, I will grow!
Superstar Kamal Haasan launched his political party in Madurai on Wednesday. The actor arrived in Rameshwaram on Tuesday night and was given a rousing welcome by his supporters. The 62-year-old’s supporters raised slogans in his name, hailing him as a future Chief Minister of the state.
Haasan visited former president APJ Abdul Kalam’s house and would address public meetings in various localities in Madurai. While announcing his political tour last month, the actor had said he too shared the vision of Kalam who dreamt of a “good Tamil Nadu”. Haasan, in a tweet, welcomed people to attend his party launch to “create a new era”.
Taking a veiled dig once again at top actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan for their political ambitions, DMK Working President M K Stalin on Tuesday likened them to ‘glamorous paper flowers’ which do not spread fragrance.
“Owing to seasonal changes some flowers may suddenly bloom and later wither. Similarly, in Tamil Nadu’s political arena too glamorous paper flowers may bloom,” he said in an apparent reference to top actors Rajinikanth and Haasan’s political entry.
Kamal Haasan was quick to retort to Stalin’s jibe, telling reporters at Madurai that “I am not a flower, I am a seed, sow me, I will grow.” Stalin, in his letter also said that DMK was a massive people’s movement nurtured by late party founder C N Annadurai and party patriarch M Karunanidhi.