Veteran actor Kamal Haasan launched his political party ‘Makkal Needhi Maiam’, which translates to People’s Justice Centre, amid much fanfare in Tamil Nadu’s political capital Madurai on Wednesday. He also unfurled the party’s flag – six interlinked hands with a star at the centre – which he said denotes the unity of the six southern states. Marking his political debut, Haasan said that he had worked in films for money for so many years, but now wants to work for people for the rest of his life. “I am not your leader, I am your tool… this gathering is full of leaders. This is a party made for you, for the people. I am just a worker,” he said to thunderous applause. When asked by someone where he was all these years, he said, “All these years, I was in your heart. Now, I will be at your residence as a lamp in your house to ensure I don’t flicker in the winds of corruption.”


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