CHENNAI: For months now, Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan has been confusing twiteratti with his tweets about entering politics but his signing up for a sequel to his 1996 blockbuster Indian is the clearest indicator that he wants to ride the tide from reel to real life.
Indian portrayed him as an old man and freedom fighter who is willing to give up anything to avoid paying bribes. The character finally goes on a killing spree of corrupt government officers, including his own son. His decision to sign on for the sequel at a time when he has been hinting at entering politics may not entirely be a coincidence.
Twitter has been going crazy about Kamal Haasan and Indian 2. However, the actor is yet to tweet the big news himself. He is expected to announce it during the season finale of Big Boss. Images of Kamal and Shankar, who has been enlisted to helm the sequel, have appeared on social media.
DMDK leader Vijayakant benefitted from the box-office hit Ramana right before his plunge into politics. Incidentally, that film too had an anti-corruption theme. The protagonist (played by Vijayakant of course) too goes about kidnapping and killing corrupt government officers.