Kozhikode: Actor Kamal Haasan says he is far from right wing. However, he clarified that his politics has not turned leftist and he is adopting a moderate stance. Kamal said that I did not enter politics but politics entered me. He was speaking on the topic ‘Finding my politics’ at the Kerala Literature Festival held in Kozhikode.
Kamal Haasan recently participated in Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Delhi. Kamal also said that the idea of joining politics came to him when he was very angry.
The Babri Masjid was demolished when he was in the hospital due to an accident during the shooting of the film. This is where my views and opinions against interference of religion in politics are strongest. The country has been brought to its present dangerous state of mass hypnosis by religion. Religion is something that people rely on for comfort. Whether or not you can choose to have a religion, even deciding whether you want to or not, is up to you and only you. I do not tolerate anyone or anything, but understand and accept. Kamal Haasan said that he got interested in politics through reading, newspapers and editorials.
He clarified that his film Hey Ram was also his first step into politics. He also said that after Hey Ram, the producers started considering him dangerous. He said that democracy and civil rights cannot be kept in a vault and we can build a united India if everyone does their own politics.