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Kamal Haasan launches mobile app on birthday

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Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan addresses a press meet in Chennai on Tuesday. PTI

Chennai: Kamal Haasan, who has long been making political overtures, on Tuesday, launched a mobile application to connect with his fans, on his birthday.

"This mobile app will be more of a platform for the public. The aim would be to reach out to people," the star, who turned 63 Tuesday, said at a press meet here.

He said the people can share complaints and their grievances on the app for possible redressal.

"#KH", an app, will serve as a 'digital platform' and a 'whistleblower," the veteran star said adding it was under testing and he could give a complete picture on it by January.

Haasan also said he would undertake a statewide tour of Tamil Nadu.

The actor had on Monday said that the mobile app would be his 'first step' in politics. "I'm confident that you will contribute funds to me generously as you have in the past for our welfare activities,” he added. The mobile app, he said, would track all financial transactions.

Haasan had said he would not deposit the money so raised in Swiss banks but would bring back cash stashed in them.

The actor, who last week created a furore by criticising 'Hindu extremism,' said he would continue to speak out.

However, Haasan said he never intended to hurt Hindus and opposed violence in the name of any religion.

'I am already here'

Addressing a press conference, amid expectations of a big announcement by him on his long-hinted political entry, the actor said he was already 'there'.

"I am already here," (that he was in politics) and was holding discussions with various experts on the matter, he said replying to a question.

Referring to his write-up in a Tamil weekly last week, the actor said violence in the name of any religion was not proper, adding it was not his 'appeal' against violence but 'apprehension.'

"I don't start with the intention of hurting Hindus," he said, adding he never used the word 'terrorism'.

Haasan said he was not bothered about how many Hindus were present in that hall or even in the country but was concerned about those back at home.

"I will be reduced to tears if they (family) deny me the weapon called love," he said.

Haasan recently courted controversy when he hit out at what he called Hindu extremism last week, claiming that right-wing groups have taken to violence because their earlier 'strategy' has stopped working.

A complaint has been filed against the actor in a court in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus by his remarks.

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