Actors joining politics based on popularity a disaster: Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj

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The National Award victor also clarified that he will not enter politics. I don't like actors joining politics because they are actors and have fans.

On Sunday, Raj once again criticised the Hindutva politics and how it was responsible for instilling fear among citizens. Entering politics because they are actors is a disaster for the country, he said. "But trolling makes you stronger, so I do not block trolls", he said.

"They should come with a clear perception of the issues facing the country and win the trust of the people".

"Actor Prakash Raj has once again launched a scathing attack against the BJP saying that a silent majority" of people had now realised their "mistake" in voting for the BJP.

The National Award-winning actor revealed that he was not the only one who has been targeted in this manner and earlier, the ads of stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan too were forced to stop for their political comments. Answered every single question.

Meanwhile, from Rajinikanth to Kamal Haasan, many big stars have expressed their interest to join the politics. Please respect the fact that I'm a professional actor.

The statement comes a few days after veteran actor Kamal Hassan formally announced his decision to enter the political arena. "They have to demonstrate how much they understand our culture, the problems and how they will respond to it", Raj said.

When asked on his future plans of joining politics, he said, "The question of distancing from the film world, with which I am associated with for almost three decades, does not arise".

He said, "Hasn't this been happening for quite some time?" Recently, several actors from South Indian Film industry are in talks of joining politics.

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