India cannot be truly free until corruption exists, says Kamal Haasan

Making another political statement, the actor condemned corruption and called for a 'new freedom'.


On the occassion of India's 70th Independence Day, actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday stated, in a series of tweets, that Indians cannot attain true freedom until they are freed of the scourge of corruption.

"Till there is no freedom from corruption, we are still slaves. Those who dare and vow for a new freedom movement... come and we will win," Kamal Haasan tweeted.

In another tweet, the actor said: "My aim is a better Tamil Nadu. Who dares to strengthen my voice? DMK, AIADMK and parties are tools to help. If those tools are blunt, find others."

He also questioned why no one called for resignation of the Chief Minister in Tamil Nadu on the issue of mishaps and corruption in the state.

Without naming anyone, he also wrote: "If one state's CM (Chief Minister) should resign for a mishap and corruption under his government, how come no party calls for resignation in TN? Enough crimes done."

The actor was seen at a DMK event on 10 August, where he claimed that the Dravidian culture is pan-Indian and would continue to exist till the word `Dravida' exists in India's national anthem.