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22-Dec-2018 Chennai

MNM and I would contest Lok Sabha polls: Kamal Haasan

 Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said on Saturday he and his party Makkal Needhi Maiam would contest all the 39 parliamentary seats in Tamil Nadu in the next year general election, but "would not align with those desperate to change the DNA" of the state.Speaking to reporters...

01-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Progress of nation more important than debates : Kamal Haasan

Not religion, not culture, progress is what matters, says cine icon Kamal Haasan, who has embarked on a journey in politics. He says people in India are busy debating trivial issues whereas the need of the hour is to rise above them.Haasan has always been...

07-Aug-2018 New Delhi

No animosity with BJP : Kamal Haasan

Tamil actor-filmmaker turned politician Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said he had no animosity with the BJP as his newly launched Makkal Needhi Maiam was yet to take a decision on any alliance with any political grouping or a party in the country."I have met BJP...

23-Jul-2018 New Delhi

When people are with you, no journey is odious : Kamal Haasan

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who entered the film industry when he was just three, has taken baby steps into politics. He says if people are there to support him, no journey, irrespective of its destination, is "odious or painful".In the 48 hours after Kamal launched...

20-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Kamal Haasan meets Rahul Gandhi, discusses politics in TN

Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu."Enjoyed meeting Kamal Haasan in Delhi today. We discussed a wide range of issues...

23-May-2018 Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu)

Kamal Haasan visits Thoothukudi firing victims

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met people injured in police firing on protestors marching against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant here and demanded to know who ordered the firing."We must know who ordered this firing. It is not me but the victims who are...

13-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Asifa case: Kamal Haasan says felt “angry” for failing her

Actor-politician Kamal Hassan today expressed anguish over the rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua, saying he felt “angry” for failing her.“Does it have to be your own daughter for you to understand? She could’ve been mine,” he tweeted.Hassan,...

31-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Kamal Haasan meets Christopher Nolan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan met acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, and was surprised that he has seen some of his movies.The Indian actor also gave him a copy of his critically acclaimed movie "Hey Ram" in digital format."Met Mr.Christopher Nolan. Apologised for...

09-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Attacking Periyar's statue was to divert attention : Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday said the vandalism of Dravidian icon Periyar's statue in Tamil Nadu was to divert attention from pressing issues like Cauvery water sharing dispute with Karnataka.At the IndiaToday Conclave 2018, Haasan, who launched new party...

28-Feb-2018 Chennai

In 48 hours, 2 lakh register to join Kamal's party

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party saw 201,597 member registrations online in 48 hours, said a spokesperson.Sharing the Google data analytics of the party's digital presence, the spokesperson said the data pertains to 48 hours after the party's...

22-Feb-2018 Chennai

Saffron should not spread all over tricolour : Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has said that saffron has its place in the national flag but it should not spread all over it, in a remark interpreted as an attack on the BJP and Hindutva forces."Even the Indian national flag has saffron. But it (the colour) should not...

22-Feb-2018 Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

Party's policies to focus on people's welfare : Kamal Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam's (MNM) President Kamal Haasan on Thursday said his party's policies were all those that the rulers did not implement for people's welfare.Speaking to reporters here, Kamal said his focus will be on villages which are the very basis of nationalism.Kamal...

21-Feb-2018 Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

Kamal Haasan launches 'Makkal Neethi Maiam' party

Actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday launched his political party "Makkal Needhi Maiam" (People Justice Centre), which will seek to provide corruptionless governance, stop playing games on the basis of religion and castes and adopt a centrist approach without swaying...

21-Feb-2018 Ramanathapuram

No more a movie star but a lamp in homes : Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey from former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence here and said he is no more a movie star but a lamp in the homes of people."Like the lamp in your homes you should protect me," Kamal...

21-Feb-2018 Rameswaram (Chennai)

Kamal Haasan formally embarks on his political journey

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence here.Scheduled to unveil his party's name and flag at a public rally later in the day in Madurai, Kamal met the former...

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