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Kamal Haasan Won't Celebrate Birthday Today, Meets Rain-hit Chennai Residents

Kamal Haasan said, "To those who love me and dislike the idea of my cancelling my birthday celebrations, all I have to say is that 'Tomorrow is just another day; if you just celebrate and fail to seize it. If we can make it better in pursuit of a cause then we become the change we seek'."

Updated:November 7, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
Kamal Haasan Won't Celebrate Birthday Today, Meets Rain-hit Chennai Residents
File photo of superstar Kamal Haasan.
Chennai: Superstar Kamal Haasan has decided not to celebrate his birthday on Tuesday and instead meet people affected by the torrential rains in Chennai.

Kamal Haasan met those present at a medical camp set up by his welfare movement in Pallikaranai for the rain-hit people of Chennai. The actor made it clear that he will not be using his meet for political mileage.

"This year he (Haasan) has decided not to celebrate his birthday while Chennai people are distressed by the rains. Instead, he will be visiting a medical camp, set up by his Narpani Iyakkam (welfare movement) at Avadi," Haasan's spokesperson said.

Haasan, who has been hinting at his political foray, would be "reaching out to people with his special message and plans for the future," the spokesperson said without divulging further details.

Later, the actor took to Twitter to explain the reason for not celebrating his birthday.

The actor has recently pledged to send about five lakh of his volunteers and supporters for refurbishment of water bodies in the wake of the torrential downpour and resultant waterlogging in parts of the state including Chennai.

On Monday, Haasan said that the first step in his political journey will be the launch of a mobile app on his 63rd birthday that will enable him to be in touch with the fans and also keep a track of the donations he receives from fans.

Haasan said his political party launch will happen in a “calm manner” later and the mobile app launch will come first. He said his fans would contribute funds for the party.

According to him, there is no shame in stretching out one's hands for the welfare of the people. “If only the rich pay their taxes properly, the country would not have a debt issue,” he said.

(With PTI Inputs)
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