Paying rich tributes to his father, Haasan, addressing a gathering of his party members and supporters, said, “...for me, in my family no one was in favour of my getting into politics.” His lawyer-father who had participated in the freedom movement was, however, for getting into politics, he indicated. With the founding of Makkal Needhi Maiam last year, his late father’s wish has also come true, the actor said. His foray into politics was, however, “not due to dearth,” of other avenues, Haasan said.
The actor-filmmaker took some time out from film and political-related activities and spent time with his kith and kin at his ancestral home in his hometown on his 65th birthday.
Kamal Haasan’s family members and K’town have planned various celebrations to celebrate the actor’s 65th birthday and his 60 years of acting career.
The actor, who flew to his hometown Paramakudi on Thursday to celebrate his birthday, clicked a picture with his family members, along with actress Pooja Kumar, that went viral on social media.
He also unveiled a statue of his late father D Seenivasan, advocate and freedom fighter and paid obeisance, by unveiling his bust at his native Thelichathanallur. The 65-year-old returned to Chennai in the evening.
Kamal’s late father D Seenivasan’s statue; Kamal Haasan with his elder brother Charuhasan
Talking to DT Next, his spokesperson said, “He will be unveiling the statue of his mentor K Balachander sir at his new Eldams Road office on Friday and will attend the screening of Hey Ram at a city theatre followed by a special event that will commemorate 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi.”