Kamal Haasan’s newly launched political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, has released a list of 15 ‘key members of the party’ today (27 February). While the list includes a number of professionals from varying fields, there are a couple of filmmakers, actors, and writers who have thrown in their lot with Haasan.
Led by Haasan himself, the list includes the names of a number of people from diverse professions, including actors Nassar and Sripriya Raj Kumar.
Actress Sripriya Rajkumar has co-starred with Haasan in films like Aadu Puli Attam (1977), Aval Appadithan (1978) and Vaazhvey Maayam (1982) among others, while actor Nassar has been part of some of Haasan’s iconic films, most notably Nayakan (1987) and Thevar Magan (1992).
The list also mentions Ku Gnanasambandam, Tamil professor and orator who also appeared in Uthama Villain (2015), which was written by Haasan.
Directors Suka and Bharathi Krishnakumar are also part of the committee.
As of today, Haasan is in Mumbai attending the funeral of Sridevi. Incidentally, the actor is joined by Rajinikanth, who is soon to announce his own journey into politics.
Haasan’s party was launched on 21 February.