Kindergarten kids. That is to whom Kamal Haasan likened them. “You are saying we are adults. Really? By such behaviour, you are only exposing yourselves,” the popular actor admonished the contestants of Bigg Boss after a round of petulant conduct and catfights on the Tamil television show.
That July 22 remark may as well have been directed at a few Tamil Nadu ministers who attacked the 62-year-old for his allegation that corruption had seeped into every department of the government. It pushed Kamal into a controversy, which soon started gaining new colours. He was posed a question: are you taking the political plunge?
While his colleague Rajnikanth is only waiting for a call from above to announce his arrival in politics, Kamal is making comments that to some sound like precursors to a similar turn. “I have been in politics ever since I participated in the anti-Hindi agitation,” he had tweeted. “If I decide I am the leader, Chief Minister.”
It all started as his reply to a Hindu outfit’s claim...