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He said his party has long term goals.

He had scheduled to visit Kalam's school later in the day before addressing a public rally at Madurai which was cancelled as district authorities did not grant the permission. "But even if I did, I won't give", he said in an apparent reference to the recent RK Nagar by-election in which parties allegedly bribed voters.

His supporters waved banners sporting popular catch words from his movies like Nammavarey, (Our man) and placards of Nalai Namathey, showing a smiling Haasan.

To a question on why he did not take part in Kalam's funeral, Haasan said it was because of his "faith".

"Cinema is a medium to connect with people and so is politics". But there is more responsibility as a politician. "I wanted it to be done in my lifetime and I wanted to oversee it", Kamal said.

He had said he would work towards becoming the state's chief minister so he can "right the wrongs of corruption and communalism" in the state.

Citing a Tamil proverb of 'Oru Soru, ' which means a small example of a whole lot, he said the launch was just the first step for 'makkal atchi, ' (people's rule).

In his address at the launch of Haasan's party "Makkal Needhi Maiam" (People Justice Centre), Kejriwal said that people of Tamil Nadu now have a chance to match the trend started by people of Delhi of voting for "new, honest alternative" and junk the "corrupt" established players.

On his way to Madurai, Kamal Haasan had a brief stop in Paramakudi. I like Kamal Hassan as a good actor, producer and director. The choice of Madurai has significance for the 62-year-old actor, who waited for months after announcing his political ambition and held many consultations before the launch. "I don't think there is much space left by these two dominant regional forces". In 2004, Kamal Haasan also played the title role of "Virumaandi" or bull-tamer.