Actor and filmmaker Kamal Haasan has responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to be a part of the 'Clean India' campaign or "Swachh Bharat" campaign.
The actor posted a 2.32 minute video on his Facebook page on Friday, in which he thanked the PM for including him in the list of nine noted individuals. He explained that he considered this as recognition for what he has been doing for years.
"I thank the PMO for recognizing that. I am sure that some of my peers are also chosen because of what they have already done and capable of. I think this cleaning is something that I have been doing for the past 20 years with the help of my fans whom I have converted into a social service organization. My work continues," the actor said in the video.
Modi had earlier challenged eight others for Swachh Bharath Mission including industrialist Anil Ambani, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, actor Salman Khan, actress Priyanka Chopra, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha and the cast and crew of Television show "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma".
Meanwhile, Kamal Haasan also added that this is not a public relations exercise for him but instead public work He noted that he would like to nominate 9 million people for this campaign than nominating just nine individuals.
"I pursue this agnostic of Party, politics and philosophies. All these nine peers with whom I'm honored to work are not people who have the same philosophy as I, but I am their brother. I thank the PM for this invitation. I invite 9 million people to invite another 9 million people more into what I consider is nation building. It is not connected to just one party. It is connected to this one billion plus that we are that constitute this country. Thank you for awakening my commitment again," concluded the legend.
The video ended with a song from his 1994 Tamil film "Nammavar", in which he plays a professor who urges his college students to clean their campus.