CHENNAI: Veteran Tamil film star Kamal Haasan is all set to launch his political party in Madurai on Wednesday. The actor-turned-politician will start his day by visiting Rameswaram. In the evening, he will unfurl the party flag and declare the ideas and ideology of his political journey.
Earlier today, Haasan took to Twitter and said, "Our long journey is set to begin tomorrow. I am set to hoist our party flag at 6 pm a huge public meeting at the Othakadai Ground in Madurai. I am about to unveil the name of the party and also explain our political ideology. All are welcome to the creation of a new epoch. #maiam."
நாளை துவங்கவுள்ளது நம் நெடும் பயணம். நாளை மாலை 6 மணிக்கு மதுரை ஒத்தக்கடை மைதானத்தில் ஒரு மாபெரும் பொதுக்கூட்டத்தில் நமது கட்சிக் கொடியை ஏற்றவுள்ளேன். புதிய கட்சியின் பெயரையும் எமது கொள்கையின் சாராம்சத்தையும் விளக்கவுள்ளேன். வருக வருக புது யுகம் படைக்க #maiam
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 20, 2018
On Tuesday, he arrived in Rameswaram and was given a rousing welcome by his supporters.
Haasan is scheduled to set out on a yatra from this island and launch the political party in Madurai, which is about 170 km from Rameswaram.
On his arrival at his native Ramanathapuram district in southern Tamil Nadu, his supporters raised slogans 'Hail Varungala Muthalvere"(future chief minister) Hail Kamal Haasan'.
The 62-year old superstar greeted the gathering outside the hotel where he was staying and said he would speak about everything on his political journey tomorrow.
On Wednesday, he is expected to address the fishermen after visiting former president APJ Abdul Kalam's house and getting blessings from the late leader's elder brother. Haasan would also visit the memorial of Kalam.
Later in the day, he would leave for Madurai and address public meetings in Ramanathapuram, Manamadurai and Paramakudi - his hometown.
While announcing his political tour last month, the actor had said he too shared the vision of Kalam who dreamt of a "good Tamil Nadu."
By launching his tour from the residence of Kalam, he would be moving forward towards that goal, he had said.
(With agency inputs)