Prakash Raj hits the nail on its head again, says actors shouldn't join politics only because they are popular

Prakash Raj's comments come as superstars like Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan are contemplating to join politics in Tamil Nadu

Actor Prakash Raj seems to have hit the right nerve by saying that movie stars should not join politics only because of their popularity. Isn’t that right?

One of Bollywood’s most sought-after villains, Raj, while addressing media at Press Club Bengaluru on November 12, said,

Actors should not come into politics only because they are popular. It is a disaster.

He further added,

They should come with a clear perception of the issues facing the country and win the trust of the people. And we should not vote as fans, but as responsible citizens.

Raj’s comments went viral on social media and have drawn ire. One of his comments as quoted by a leading news agency, ANI was, “Film actors becoming leaders is a disaster for my country.” Soon after this, he had to clarify what he meant. As a clarification, he tweeted,

Raj also wrote an open letter to the Press Club Bengaluru and ANI and shared it on Twitter. He tweeted,

The speculation about Kamal Hassan plunging into politics is on the rise these days. The actor had hinted that he may come up with its name by next January.

In the past, acclaimed Bollywood stars like Jayalalithaa, Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna and others have joined politics.

Earlier, Prakash Raj made headlines when he criticised the central government for implementing demonetisation on its one-year anniversary. He lashed out at the BJP-led government on note ban and demanded an apology from the central government for ‘committing the biggest blunder’. He took to Twitter and shared a post criticising the Central government.

He also condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.

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