Kejriwal meets Kamal Haasan, recommends him to join politics


Chennai: With Tamil Nadu politics undergoing a churning, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met actor Kamal Haasan here for over an hour and invited him to join active politics to fight corruption and communalism.

After the luncheon meeting at the actor’s Eldams Road residence, Kejriwal, with Kamal Haasan by his side, told the media that it was important that when India is battling corruption and communalism, all like-minded people should talk to each other and work in tandem.

“I am really happy to learn that a large number of people of the country are against communalism and corruption but rarely people have the courage to speak their mind,” Kejriwal said.

“Kamal Haasan is a man of integrity and courage. He has the courage to stick his neck out and talk about communalism and corruption”, he added.

The Chief Minister said they had a good discussion on these issues and the political situation in Tamil Nadu. “We will continue to discuss with each other,” he said.

On his part, Kamal Haasan said it was an honour to learn that Kejriwal wanted to meet him. His residence was always politically active during his father’s time though he himself had kept away from it, he said.

“You can very well guess what we would have discussed,” said the actor, who has of late been making political statements. He added that whoever was fighting corruption and communalism was his relatives. “That way this relationship will continue.”

“I have a little reputation similar to that. It is no wonder that we decided to have a dialogue on the existing situation. It is a learning experience for me and a learning curve for me. I am on an educational tourism and asking anybody who is fighting corruption and communalism to give me advice on how to go about in my endeavour,” he added.

Kejriwal was received by Kamal Haasan’s daughter Akshara at the airport and taken to his house.

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