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In Indian cinema, the film always belongs to the star: Rajesh

After directing Kamal Haasan in Thoongavanam, director Rajesh M Selva has now wrapped up Kadaram Kondan, which has Vikram in the lead. In an interview with us, the director talks about roping in Vikram in place of Kamal, what the actor brings to the table, casting Akshara Haasan, Kamal’s reaction to the film, and more…You are once again doing a film for Kamal Haasan’s production house. How did ... Read More »

“Terrorists Abound In All Religions”: Kamal Haasan Defends Godse Comment

CHENNAI:  Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan today said he was “not intimidated” by the backlash over his comment that Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, “independent India’s first extremist”, was a Hindu. “Terrorists abound in all religions, none can claim that we are sanctimonious,” Kamal Haasan told NDTV, defending his remarks that even led to slippers being thrown at him at an election ... Read More »

Caste factor may keep Kamal Haasan on tenterhooks

Highlights Kamal Haasan has recently used the ‘Bigg Boss’ platform to air his political views and followed it up with several interviews with TV channels. Tamil Nadu provides verdant grounds for film personalities to enter politics. Many actors who seem to have found their tongue after Jayalalithaa’s death, are making sharp political comments. Sixty-three-year old Kamal Haasan seems to have ... Read More »

Kejriwal to meet Kamal Haasan

The actor last week said he was considering floating his own political party. Aam Aadmi Party national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to meet actor Kamal Haasan, who has said he was thinking of entering political life, in Chennai on Thursday, AAP sources said here on Wednesday. While speculation about Mr. Haasan’s entry into politics has ... Read More »

A lonely no-celebration birthday for Kamal Haasan

The mighty Kamal Haasan turned 62 on Monday with a very subdued birthday. No celebration because, as the actor put it, there is nothing to celebrate, what with his partner of 13 years having left. Plus, there is a health setback. “My leg which suffered a multi-fracture in August suffered a neural trauma on Monday. The pain is unbearable. I ... Read More »

French honour for Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan will be award ed the Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government at a special ceremony. The Order is part of France’s premier award, the Legion of Honor. It has three ranks – Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander) – and two high offices. It recognises ... Read More »