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Actor Kamal Haasan arriving at Madurai airport for his party launch at Rameswaram on Tuesday | k k sundar

Actor Kamal Haasan arriving at Madurai airport for his party launch at Rameswaram on Tuesday | k k sundar

"Greatness can come from simple beginnings", he said. Haasan also said he would fight corruption which isn't much different from the other parties.

Kamal Haasan, who began his political tour this morning, addressed the press from his hotel in Rameswaram.

Haasan had also earlier urged his fans to continue questioning the government and calling his fans to be ready to march towards Fort St. George in Chennai, where the Tamil Nadu Assembly is located.

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The actor will soon head to Madurai for announcing his party's name, ideology and unveil the flag. Significantly, he has not bothered to meet anyone in the AIADMK or the BJP, the prime targets of his politics - the former for its corruption and non-governance and the latter for its Hindutva politics.

Haasan kickstarted his rally from President APJ Abdul Kalam's residence in Rameswaram, he will will conclude it with the party flag being hoisted around 6 pm in Madurai. "Glad to start my journey from a great man's simple abode" tweeted the actor on social media.

The 63-year-old actor, who had planned to visit the school in which Kalam studied, had to cancel it after being denied permission by the state school education department. "It (Dravidian) is our identity, and it will give the southern states a leverage with the Centre", the actor had said.

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Starting his greetings with a few remarks in Tamil, the Kerala Chief Minister said he felt honoured to convey his greetings to Kamal, who was launching a political party to serve the people.

The first day of Kamal Haasan's political journey seems to have brought the two big political parties of Tamil Nadu - the DMK and the AIADMK - on a single line.

In December, Rajnikanth, another Tamil movie star, told his fans that he would form a political party before the next state election due in 2021. In Tamil Nadu politics whether it was MGR or Jayalalithaa, their traditional vote bank was in rural areas.

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"Let him come, it is a good thing, let anybody work for the people's welfare", rival AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran had remarked on Haasan's political entry adding it can not be stopped.

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