Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan (L) at Bigg Boss Tamil press meet.PR Handout

It is not the right time for anyone to enter politics, Kamal Haasan said when asked about his close friend Rajinikanth's plans to foray into the field. The 'Universal Star', at the launch event of the trailer of his Bigg Boss Tamil on Friday, May 26, did not elaborately discuss the issue.

On being asked repeatedly about Rajini's plans, Kamal Haasan said that considering the present political condition in Tamil Nadu one should not take a plunge into politics. He added that his belief is not just for Rajinikanth, but for any actor who wishes to make his political debut.

"Politics is about service and not about earning money. We must raise the salary for politicians and ask them to serve us well. But if you ask them to take it up as an act of sacrifice, they will use the opportunity in other ways," The Times of India quoted Kamal Haasan as saying.

When asked about Rajinikanth's Tamil identity being questioned by fringe groups and his rivals, Kamal Haasan replied, "One's feeling as a Tamil is important rather than being born as a Tamil. Gandhi. Nehru, Bose are not Tamils by birth but many Tamil people keep the names of those leaders for their children. I am considered a Keralite by many Malayalees. If you ask whether I try to become the CM of Kerala, I would say I am not interested in that."

Kamal Hassan's attention was also drawn towards Rajinikanth's view that the system is corrupt, and the actor said that he did not find anything wrong in his friend's statement, which is not a new view. 


The actor was at his wittiest best when reporters asked Kamal Haasan about his plans to enter politics. He responded by saying that he entered it when he voted for the first time at the age of 21.