Kamal Haasan is contesting the Tamil Nadu elections after his ‘Vikram’ box office victory
Chennai: South Indian superstar Kamal Haasan, who is currently leading the way with the success of ‘Vikram’, on Thursday said that he will not withdraw from politics and will contest the next Tamil Nadu Assembly elections. The senior actor said that the People’s Justice Center (MNM) party has stepped into its fifth year and will not retire from politics due to the success of the film.
Kamal started the MNM with the idea of filling the void left by the deaths of AIADMK’s J Jayalalithaa and DMK’s M. Karunanidhi, two greats in Tamil Nadu politics. However, the party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about 3.7 per cent of the vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Kamal lost to Vanathi Srinivasan, who contested for the BJP in the Coimbatore South Assembly constituency.
In the 2021 panchayat elections and the 2022 urban body elections, the MNM failed and many senior leaders, including its founding leaders, resigned from the party.
With the success of ‘Vikram’ and Kamal Haasan coming to light as an actor again, the senior actor told the media that he will be contesting in the next Assembly elections. Kamal Haasan, who has retired from the film industry for four years, has made his debut with the super duper success of ‘Vikram’.
‘Vikram’ also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Fahad Fazil, Narain, Kalidas Jayaram, Semban Vinod, Shivani Narayanan and Antony Varghese. Tamil superstar Surya plays an extended cameo in the film.
Kamal has gifted a luxury car to the director of the film and 13 motorbikes to the assistant directors. Surya was also gifted a Rolex watch.