Kamal says he's no more a movie star as political potshots begin

Haasan with DMK supremo M Karunanidhi and his son and party Working President MK Stalin

Haasan with DMK supremo M Karunanidhi and his son and party Working President MK Stalin

However, no one was injured, they said.

'Should I answer these critics or look at what we have to do, he said, adding angrily that this sort of remarks against him only shows how the opponents are angry about his entry.

However, Haasan said he can not be stopped from learning Kalam's lessons though he was "prevented", from visiting the late leader's school.

Kamal Haasan also quoted APJ Kalam saying he meant to begin his political career with the former President's vision.

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He had scheduled to visit Kalam's school later in the day before addressing a public rally at Madurai which was cancelled as district authorities did not grant the permission.

Kamal also unfurled the party's flag at the event.

Haasan was joined by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, AAP leader and former Delhi Minister Somnath Bharti who is the party convenor for Tamil Nadu. With confidence in his endeavour, Haasan is assured of his success with his Dravidian politics. His meetings with the patriarch of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Muthuvel Karunanidhi had given rise to speculations that his new political party would be a B team for the DMK targeting the ruling AIADMK and the BJP's Hindutva.

Asked what difference he saw between his avatars as an actor and that as a politician, he said the former has a bit of "barter system" in it. "He greeted me and expressed his happiness for coming to politics", he said.

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It is D-day for Kamal Haasan; he is all set to spell out his political ideology and the name of the party he is setting up today, in Madurai. The 67-year-old actor, who is yet to launch his party, has been appointing office-bearers in the last one month.

Earlier in the day, actor Seeman, who strongly opposes Rajinikanth on the basis of his non-Tamil origin, met Kamal at his home in Chennai.

The Chief Minister also said he was honoured to convey his greetings to Haasan as he starts a new journey to serve the people better.

In response, Kamal Haasan understandingly stated that there might be more occasions for Rama Rao to grace the functions in Tamil Nadu in the future.

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