National award winning actor and one of the biggest stars of Kollywood, Kamal Haasan has been vocal about his political views in recent times.
Given the tumultuous situation in Tamil Nadu where a split in the AIADMK seems not only likely but inevitable, Kamal took to Twitter to express his views.
On Wednesday, he tweeted that the people had squandered their freedom by voting for "wrong" and "corrupt" politicians.
He went on to say that Tamil Nadu shouldn't be broken into a country and that the rest of the nation would fight for the state in a civil fashion.
We've wasted our freedom years gambling our fanchise on wrong& corrupt politicians. Let's stop blaming them Lets become incorruptable.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 8, 2017
Don't breakTN in2 a country. I promise, All India will fight 4TN in a civil war of Ahinsa.None might die but the ignorant will come alive— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 8, 2017
Kamal then tweeted to his fellow actors, enthusing them to express their views on what was happening.
He asked Satyaraj (who played the role of EV Ramasamy in Periyar), that when they keep talking about Periyar, shouldn’t they at least do a dubsmash on the issue? The actor further said, "We are first humans and only then actors."
சத்யராஜ் பெரியார் பெரியார்னு வாய் கிழியப்பேசும் நாம,இந்த நேரத்துல ஒருdubsmashஆவது போட வேண்டாமா.? .நாம் முதலில் மனிதர் then only actors— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 8, 2017
He has also asked Madhavan to speak up. Reminding him that actors have a wide reach, Kamal entreated Madhavan to talk about the state and to do it loudly.
@ActorMadhavanplsTalk on crisis inTN.We have a voice with decible levels not conducive 2 bad politics U can also diagree.but do it loud pls— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 8, 2017
On Tuesday, Kamal's first tweet about the ongoing political crisis in the state was a reference to the Viswaroopam controversy. Kamal said that the day of the film's release was when he understood that people's love can make an artiste like him win against tyranny.
7 th of februarya few years back made me understand how people's love can make an artiste win against tyranny. Was humbled & stay that way— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 7, 2017
It was clear that he was closely following the political developments in Tamil Nadu.
Go to sleep TN. They will wake up before us. Good night.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 7, 2017
Kamal has been one of the more forthright voices from the film industry and had been a vocal supporter of the jallikattu protests, too.