Clown's cap on Tamilians heads: Kamal Haasan on AIADMK merger
Veteran actor Kamal Haasan on Monday took a jibe at Tamil Nadu politics while referring to the merger of the two factions of the ruling AIADMK by using the analogy of a "clown's cap".
The actor said the "clown's cap" was now being foisted on the head of Tamils and urged them to "erupt".
The actor-director used the word "kulla" (cap) to make the cryptic remarks, apparently aimed at the ruling AIADMK whose two factions, each led by Chief Minister K Palanisamy and his predecessor O Panneerselvam, merged after a six-month separation.
Foisting a 'kulla' on one's head in Tamil refers to somebody virtually being taken for a ride by another person.
The actor at no point made any explicit reference to anybody, but the timing of his Tweet coincided with the merger of the two factions of AIADMK.
Kamal Haasan has been active on Twitter and has used the platform to make politically loaded comments, especially against the AIADMK government, which has earned the wrath of the ruling party, with its ministers targeting him.
He had recently levelled allegations of corruption in the government, and ministers, including Chief Minister K Palanisamy have hit out at him.
Kamal Haasan's presence at a DMK event recently has led to speculation that the 62-year-old could be weighing a political career and could be looking at joining the DMK.