Kamal Haasan meets Rahul Gandhi, calls it 'courtesy meeting'

Kamal Haasan, who is the founder of political outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam, reportedly discussed pressing issues pertaining to his state with Rahul Gandhi.

Kamal Haasan meets Rahul Gandhi, calls it 'courtesy meeting'

NEW DELHI: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the national capital. Kamal met the Gandhi scion at his 12, Tuglak Lane residence in Delhi. There meeting lasted for about half an hour.

Haasan, who is the founder of political outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam, reportedly discussed pressing issues pertaining to his state – Tamil Nadu. 

However, while speaking to reporters later, the Tamil cinema veteran said, ''It was a formal courtesy meeting. We spoke about Tamil Nadu politics."  

The veteran actor-politician later took to Twitter and confirmed his meeting with Rahul Gandhi.

Kamal Haasan had earlier congratulated Rahul Gandhi after the latter took over the reins of the Congress party as its chief last year.

The iconic actor-filmmaker had then said that he was sure that Rahul Gandhi would work and deserve the admiration like his elders.

"Congratulations Mr Rahul G. Your seat does not define you but you can define your position. I have admired your elders. I am sure you would work and deserve my admiration too. All the strength to your shoulders," Kamal Haasan wrote in his congratulatory message. 

Earlier, on his birthday in November last year, Kamal had announced the launch of a new app, which marked a step towards his political debut.

Kamal Haasan is known for films like "Hey Ram" and "Vishwaroopam" later floated a new political outfit with an aim to serve people of his state. 

Haasan had also recently backed AAP convenor and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had staged a sit-in protest at Delhi L-G Anil Baijal's residence, demanding that he direct striking IAS officers to call off their protest.

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