The well accomplished actor, filmmaker Kamal Haasan has indicated his entry into politics after he tweeted a Tamil poem on Tuesday night.
"Let us criticise as nobody now is the king. We will stand up as we are not a king like you. Defeated and dead then militant. If I decide, I am Chief Minister. Those who bow are they slaves? Those who give up crown are they losers?
"It is wrong to chase them as fools. The paths which are not searched will not be seen. Come with me friend, one who attempts to avoid fanaticism/superstition is a leader," Haasan tweeted.
The outspoken actor recently drew flak from several ministers in Tamil Nadu for his comment that there is corruption in the state government.
Also, his television reality show Big Boss Tamil created controversy after Hindu Makkal Katchi members protested against it over alleged "75 per cent nudity".
புரியாதோர்க்கு ஆங்கில பத்திரிக்கைகளில் நாளை வரும் சேதி pic.twitter.com/yoFMD8jeJO— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) July 18, 2017
On the controversy, former Parliamentarian of AIADMK party KC Palaniswami told IANS that "the ministers pouncing on him is sort of a diversionary tactic from other issues like special facilities given to VK Sasikala in the Bengaluru prison and others."
"Haasan could have hosted a reality show in a village bringing the urban elite, actors and others involving them in farming activity - from buying the seeds till the produce is sold in the market," he added.
"A reality show on this concept would have shown the travails of a farmer to the world and would have got the global acclaim. Actually farmers are the Big Bosses in the world. There are many crops that could be raised in 90 days and 'Bigg Boss' is a 100-days show," Mr Palaniswami said.
He denied that the filmaker is nurturing any political ambitions.
"There were criticisms against his show. His comment about corruption in government departments has deflected the criticism away from the show," Mr Palaniswami said.