Kamal has entreated Madhavan and Satyaraj to express their views loudly.

Actors should speak up about TN political crisis says Kamal HaasanPTI
news Politics Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 16:14

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.

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."

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.

Madhavan responded with a series of careful tweets.

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.

It was clear that he was closely following the political developments in Tamil Nadu.

Kamal has been one of the more forthright voices from the film industry and had been a vocal supporter of the jallikattu protests, too.


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