Former Bigg Boss contestant and actress Oviya has said that people like Kamal Haasan were 'necessary' in politics.
Speaking to media persons in Coimbatore on Thursday, Oviya said, "Politics is a good platform to serve people. Many people join and misuse it for fame or money. Personally, I like Kamal sir because he is first a human being. That's the way he sees it. These are the kind of people who should join politics."
"I don't want to say things like I will support his party, but I definitely like him as a person. He has my support, not as a party, but as a person," she added.
An actor who has appeared in only a handful of films, Oviya developed a formidable fan base on the internet, after she starred in Bigg Boss Tamil.
Oviya's statement comes at a time when speculation is growing about when Kamal will make his political entry in Tamil Nadu.
Earlier this week, Kamal apologized for supporting demonetisation and said that he will salute Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he also accepts that the note ban was a mistake.
In an article in the Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan, the actor said accepting and correcting mistakes is a marker for great leaders which Mahatma Gandhi was able to do. Hassan said Modi should not be stubborn in arguing that the rabbit he had caught has three legs.
On his initial support for the demonetisation of 1,000 and 500 rupee notes, Hassan said he had welcomed the move and tweeted that it should be supported regardless of party affiliation. "I thought people should bear with minor irritants in the goal to eradicate black money," he wrote.
The actor said his friends and those who know economics had called him and criticised his support for demonetisation.