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No politics for now: Kamal Haasan to first finish all work commitments

Haasan wants to finish all his film-related commitments by 2018

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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Film actor Kamal Hassan addressing the media

may join active politics from 2019. According to media reports, the actor is thinking of quitting cinema and entering politics to do public good. However, Haasan has been reluctant to disclose a date for his entry into politics. 

Haasan, who has been a vocal opponent of the present central government, wants to finish all his commitments by the end of 2018 and keep 2019 free for public causes. According to a DNA report, Haasan says, "I want to finish all my commitments by 2018 and keep 2019 free for public causes. Before I get into a life of social commitments, and that includes politics, I will have to finish my pending work in cinema. There is no question of a holiday or postponement once you declare you are in politics."

Haasan is speeding up to clear all his remaining film projects, like the upcoming and Speaking to DNA, he said, "Bigg Boss has reached the last lap. We are in the final week of its telecast. So the pace has gotten furious there. Then the post-production of my film is also on. We're now progressing with that at a brisk pace. Besides, the Tamil-Telugu-Hindi comedy Shabash Kundu, which got delayed because of my accident, will be completed soon. We are into the preparation for a long schedule of that." 

Last week, with Tamil Nadu politics undergoing continued churning, Haasan finally cleared the air over his political ambitions, saying he wants to be the chief minister for the people in the state.

"Entering politics would be like donning a crown of thorns," he told India Today. "First people have to change. And when the voters are ready next time, they first have to be honest if they want an honest man at the top."

Haasan had earlier targeted the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government in Tamil Nadu, and in the process, hinted towards joining active politics. 

Further, in the interview to the television channel, he said, "I became political the first time I voted in an election." 

When asked about his next move, he said that he "must prepare before taking a plunge" and that he is meeting people and will give the roadmap soon.

First Published: Tue, September 26 2017. 11:22 IST