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Prepared to die in service of my nation: Kamal Haasan at Big Boss finale

Veteran actor confirmed his entry into politics, while hosting the reality show on Saturday night

IANS  |  Chennai 

Kamal Hassan, actor
Film actor Kamal Hassan addressing the media at his house, after a complaint was lodged against a popular reality show hosted by him in a television channel in Chennai.

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has been in the news for his plans of a political debut, said he is prepared to die while serving his nation.

Kamal spoke of it at the finale of the Tamil version of reality show "Bigg Boss", which marked his television debut. It came to an end on Saturday.

On the occasion, Kamal made his political entry very clear.

"I'm definitely coming there," Kamal said, pointing towards audiences.

"I'm not exploiting this stage. I'm speaking from the bottom of my heart. If you think I should continue acting, then say it aloud. If you think I need to serve the society and bring about a change, say it now. I'm prepared to die in service of my nation," he said.

As the host of the show, Kamal won over audiences over the course of last few months.

He congratulated all the participants of the show. Aarav emerged as the winner and took home prize money worth Rs 50 lakh.

The show premiered on June 25 with 19 contestants. Despite stirring up controversies initially, the show gained popularity in no time and registered highest television ratings for several weeks for the channel Star Vijay.

Kamal also revealed the show garnered a total of over 7 crore votes.

"If 10 per cent of these votes is properly voted, we can see a significant change in our society."

First Published: Sun, October 01 2017. 14:15 IST