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Indian film star Kamal Haasan prepares for new role – in politics

Indian movie star Kamal Haasan, whose latest film releases Friday, enjoys causing a stir as an actor and now he is looking to shake up Indian politics as well. Haasan is one of the biggest names in Indian cinema and has appeared in more than 200 films since making his debut aged six over half a century ago. The 63-year-old, who has endured battles with censorship, recently formed his own political party and plans to fight for artistic freedoms that he says are being curbed. "It's happening all around the country and…

Right-wing Hindus have resorted to terrorism, says Kamal Haasan

CHENNAI: Indian actor Kamal Haasan has alleged that right-wing Hindus have started employing and resorted to terrorism to propagate their communal agenda. In a column in a Tamil magazine, the 62-year-old actor said the right-wingers could no longer say to show a Hindu terrorist if you can. “Terrorism has spread into their fold also,” he said. “Earlier, the right-wing Hindus employed debates, and not force, against people of other religions. Having realised that their attempts are failing, they have started using…