Dravidian culture is pan-India : Kamal

Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth at DMK event India Tv

They said that he is attending the event but he decided not to speak.

While Rajinikanth criticised Kamal Haasan for not speaking on the event, Haasan (also called Aandavar) hit back at Thalaiva, saying, "When I was invited for the event, I asked whether Rajinikanth is also coming".

Kamal added that the DMK chief did not ask him about it again due to his "magnanimity".

Kamal Hassan TV show Bigg Boss anchor said yesterday that "the AIADMK is giving all its support to the people to send complaints on what was described in the widespread allegation of corruption".

"Later, I stood before the mirror and I asked myself".

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While there have been many reports in the media about Rajinikanth joining politics, there had been similar assumptions being made about Haasan. "What an opportunity you are going to fritter". He recalled that he received a letter from M Karunanidhi in 1983, which was an invitation to join the DMK.

Haasan turning up at the DMK event also comes in the backdrop of AIADMK top brass attacking the actor for his remarks on corruption, calling him "third-rate" performer.

For a while now, Kamal has been mounting a scathing attack on the ruling AIADMK government, accusing several departments of rampant corruption.

Observing that the dravidian culture was notconfined to South India, but was pan-India, actor Kamal Haasan has observed that it would exist till the word "Dravidas" exists in the National Anthem. He said: "Many are predicting that Dravidian culture would vanish".

He said Dravidian culture is actually a pan-Indian culture that spread from the Indus Valley Civilisation. "But it will continue till the world "Dravidas" exists in the National Anthem", he said, amid loud applause from the audience. The function was attended by editors of various dailies and magazines and cine stars.

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