Kamal Haasan backs Panneerselvam, condems Sasikala


The situation in Tamil Nadu is very tense. After the demise of J Jayalalithaa, there has been a constant fight between VK Sasikala and O Panneerselvam as who will adorn the CM seat. Southern superstar Kamal Haasan always voiced his openion regarding the present situation of Tamil Nadu and had expressed his concern.

In an exclusive interview with India Today, Kamal Haasan decoded his recent tweets and explained what is his real message.

Kamal Haasan#Don't breakTN in2 a country. I promise, All India will fight 4TN in a civil war of Ahinsa.None might die but the ignorant will come alive

Kamal Haasan# We've wasted our freedom years gambling our fanchise on wrong& corrupt politicians. Let's stop blaming them Lets become incorruptable.

The actor said that O Panneerselvam is skilled enough to lead Tamil Nadu and Sasikala, should back off from altercation.

In his interview, Haasan agreed that Sasikala's proximity to Jayalalithaa is no reason for her to become the chief minister and she should back off and let the people decide.

"Time of dice playing was done with in Mahabharat. We can't be playing dice and hawking our family wives and lives, in favour of some numbers [Sasikala's MLA support]. We don't trade. We are the people," said Haasan.

On Sasikala imposing her force - "Even I cannot impose my will. I can speak what I think, but can't impose. I may be proven wrong, but I must speak. Tamil Nadu has not had the best of service from politicians for more than 60 years. The first 10 years were glorious, but Congress..Kamraj-ji, Raja-ji.. they all became complacent. Then came Dravidian parties. Those promises were also not kept," said Haasan.

Kamal has political aspirations, "I stain my finger with a dot when I vote. That's how far am willing for the stain to spread, not anymore. I am political. I make my statement. I have political ideologies. I settle for what could be good for the people because they have the mandate to choose their leader. I am one of them. I don't want my way all the way", he says.