Kamal Haasan apologises for supporting demonetisation in a hurry

Actor Kamal Haasan has tendered 'A big apology' to people for supporting Narendra Modi's demonetisation of 1000 and 500 currency notes in November 2016.

Published: 18th October 2017 01:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2017 03:32 PM   |  A+A-

Kamal Haasan

By Online Desk

Actor Kamal Haasan has tendered  'A big apology' to people for supporting Narendra Modi's pet project on the  Indian economy, the demonetisation of 1000 and 500 currency notes on November 2016.  Haasan had then tweeted that "Salute Mr. Modi. This move has to be celebrated across political party lines. Most importantly by earnest tax payers.”

In a column in the Tamil magazine 'Vikatan', the 'Vishwaroopam' actor, who recently announced that he is joining active politics soon, revealed that soon after his tweet, many of his friends and people who understood economics criticised him. 

Later, he consoled himself thinking that even though the plan (demonetisation) was good, it may have problems when implemented. 

Kamal Haasan goes on to say that if Prime Minister accepts his mistake without being adamant, then one more 'salaam' is waiting for him from me. 

The sign of a good leader is when they can rectify their mistakes and more importantly when they can accept that they made a mistake. Gandhi was able to do it, today also it is possible, writes the actor. 

Kamal Haasan has made it clear that he will be joining politics soon and float his own party.  While rumours are rife that Rajinikanth too would enter politics, the actor is yet to confirm.

The BJP has been trying hard to woo the superstar and the actor himself has given hints during his public appearances.

In May this year, while addressing a large gathering of his fans, Rajinikanth made it clear that it's not quite the time yet for his political entry.

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