Leaving no doubt that he is all set to launch a political party, actor Kamal Haasan said on Sunday that he will soon launch the party and is confident that his fans will fund the party, reports TOI.
"I will surely start a party and enter politics," the actor during a function to mark the 39th anniversary of his welfare association Kamal Haasan Narpani Iyakkam at Kelambakkam near Chennai.
The actor said that he would be launching a mobile app on his 63rd birthday on November 7, as the first step towards his political party, that will enable him to be in touch with the fans and as well as enable book-keeping.
Stating that he will need Rs. 30 crore to launch the party, he said that he is confident that his fans would pitch in with his fund, TOI reported.
Haasan said the political party launch will happen in a calm manner.
According to him, there is no shame in stretching out one's hands for the welfare of the people and if only the rich pay their taxes properly, the country would be on the right path.
Kamal said November 7 is a day not to cut a cake and celebrate but a day to cut canals, obliquely referring to the flooding of several localities in the city due to recent rains.
The actor added natural disasters does not differentiate between rich and poor and all should be ready to take preventive measures then acting after the loss of dear ones.
According to him, suppression has become part of politics and it is not important how many people are threatening you, but what is important is what you are going to do.
The actor said he is ready to take a beating but he is not a "mridangam" (a percussion instrument) to get hit again and again.
(With IANS inputs)