Actor Kamal Hassan on Friday ended the suspense around his entry into politics announcing that he will soon launch his own political party. He added that none of the parties today match his ‘reformatory ideology’.

The actor had earlier spoken of his plans of joining politics saying that he was thinking of launching his own party out of compulsion. He had also recently commented on the state of affairs in politics today saying that “saffron” was not his colour. “My colour is definitely not saffron. That much I can say now,” he had said in response to whether he would join the Left or Right. Recently, Haasan had met Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, sparking speculations that he might join the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
“The other day I had met Kerala CM and I was supposed to have developed an inclination towards communism. A political party is about an ideology. I don’t think that my goals in politics can match the ideology of a political party, the 62-year-old actor spoke to The Quint.

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He had also spoken on the political situation in the state following the sacking of VK Sasikala as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary, terming it a solid step forward.”I have been extremely vocal about getting rid of her. Now I can believe the politics of Tamil Nadu will change for good,” he said. Kamal Haasan is currently hosting the Tamil edition of reality show Bigg Boss.

Besides Kamal Haasan, there have been speculations about his contemporary Rajinikanth also making his political debut. In May this year, Rajinikanth had told his fans that he would join politics only if it was God’s will. Now that Haasan has taken the political plunge, it will be interesting to see whether Thalaiva follows suit or not.