CHENNAI: Amid speculations of veteran actor Kamal Haasan floating his own party, comes another development.
The Tamil superstar will launch a mobile application to get in touch with his fans on November 7, which is also his birth date.
He said that the app would be the first step in his political journey.
"This will be the first step. I'm confident that you will contribute funds to me generously as you have in the past for our welfare activities," Haasan said yesterday at Kelambakkam to celebrate the 39th anniversary of his welfare association Kamal Haasan Narpani Iyakkam.
The mobile application will track all financial transactions, the actor added.
Haasan, who will turn 63 on Thursday, said he will not deposit the money raised in Swiss banks but will bring back cash stashed in them.
"Everyone is saying that the name of the political party will be revealed on my birthday, November 7. But how can I name a child without giving birth to it first?
"I'm not waiting for anyone's order right now. I'm preparing. I take a minimum of three months to prepare for just a movie role. So I'm not in a hurry," Haasan told the gathering.
The actor, who last week created a furore by criticising "Hindu extremism", said he will continue to speak out.
"They have labelled me an anti-national for speaking my mind. Suppression is nothing new in our democracy. I'm ready to go to jail if need be. I spoke about the existence of extremism, not terrorism. There's a huge difference," he said.
(With PTI inputs)