Senior Tamil Nadu film star Kamal Haasan, who is going to launch his new political party later in the night at Madurai, started off on a wrong note by declaring that Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is his hero.
He told media before launching his tour at Rameshwaram that Naidu had phoned on Tuesday night to say he was a fan and would have loved to attend but was unable to.
“I am a great fan of Mahatma Gandhi. But my favourite political hero is Chandrababu Naidu. I have great admiration for him,” he said.
Kamal went on to say that he had asked the advice of Naidu as to what his political inclinations should be.
“He told me not to worry about that, as the people's word will be the political inclination," he said.
Critics say Kamal had made the biggest mistake of declaring Naidu as his hero, which is in a way a role model.
“What is there for Kamal Haasan to learn from Naidu? Back stabbing? Management of media and judiciary? Political corruption? Encouraging defections? Manipulative politics or hollow administration?” asked a critic.
It was surprising that Kamal had chosen the richest chief minister of the country as his role model. It clearly shows with what intentions Kamal Haasan is launching his political party, the critic observed.