It’s almost an unwritten norm in South India, for its popular film actors to make the plunge in politics. Using cinema as a mass medium, most actors later use it as a medium of propaganda for their inherent political ambitions.
Several of today’s politicians, from Sarathkumar to Napolean, JK Ritheesh and Vijayakanth, hail from tinsel town. Rajini and Vijay are clearly in the foray but it is not known as to when they will turn politicians.
But unlike them, Kamal Haasan has clearly steered away from politics. The closest he ever got to a political issue, if you may call it, was when he complained about his inability to vote as his name didn’t feature in the voting list. Despite being the first actor to change to his huge fan following into a social organization, Kamal has never had political ambitions.
When asked about it, Kamal Haasan openly stated that every job had certain qualifications and he didn’t have what it takes to be a politician. The actor, in fact, has even kept his political views under wraps, as he says his political leanings will never be revealed to the people.