Kamal Haasan: No birthday bash or politics, only medical camps
Actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said he is arranging medical camps to curb the spread of diseases and epidemics, and appealed to all not to link the initiative with politics. Haasan, who turned 63 today, said, "We have arranged a medical camp. I am sure the government is doing their best to arrange for water outlets and water logged areas. We had an epidemic of Dengue, which for various reasons, we pretended is not there. More people should come forward and arrange such medical camps. There is no connection of this camp with politics."
He added that arranging medical camps is necessary to detect contagious diseases before it becomes an epidemic as it did the last time. 'People have been commenting that I am dreaming big. I want to tell them that it is dream which ultimately gets materialised,' Haasan said. He added that there is a danger of epidemics, but steps should be taken to control it. 'We are doing our best and the government should also do it. I would request others also to afford their time and look for people who are suffering and help them. To be given this opportunity to help the people is my birthday gift. This is one of the best birthdays I have had,' he said.
On Monday night, taking to twitter, he explained the reason for not celebrating his birthday. 'To those who love me and dislike the idea of my cancelling my birthday celebrations,' Haasan tweeted. On Sunday, the actor cleared the air about speculations over his joining politics. "People say I will announce my party's name. For naming a child we must have one first. Should I still say if I'll enter politics?" he asked.