<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Onam is time for celebrations and luncheons. But when that lunch is at Kerala Chief Minister’s official residence and the guest is none other than Kamal Haasan, it’s bound to make news.On Friday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan posted a video of him with the veteran actor after the lunch at Cliff House.Amid speculations over his entry in politics, the National Award winning actor’s meeting with the Kerala Chief Minister gains significance.For those who felt that the actor would soon join the Left, his answer may give some hope. When asked about his political affiliation, the actor said he had been in the film industry for 40 years, but “I can tell you one thing, my colour is definitely not saffron”.”Most of the leftists are my heroes. I want to be in the middle of things and not take sides,” he said.In his direct and blunt way, the 62-year-old has been very active on Twitter and has expressed his clear dislike for what’s going on in Tamil Nadu politics.Talking to reporters on Friday, Hassan said, “I do not like to see this drama (going in Tamil Nadu). I am not anyone to call for a floor test or speak to the governor, but I am using this podium to call for it in certain terms.”Haasan’s statement after a meeting with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan comes days after he told his fans to be prepared to march to Fort St George in Chennai, the seat of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, to ensure that corrupt politicians are not re-elected in the state.He was all praise for his friend. “Look at the statistics of Kerala, you are pushing it to the standards of western countries. Mine is not blind admiration, it is sensible – about why choosing Pinarayi Vijayan,” he remarked.Later, Vijan took to Facebook and talked about his friendship with th actor.”Whenever he visits Kerala, he used meets me. However, this is the first meeting after I assumed the office of chief minister,” he said.Though it was a courtesy meeting, politics of south India, especially the situation in Tamil Nadu, also came up for discussion, he added.Talking to reporters before leaving to meet the chief minister, the actor said his visit was “a political education tour.””Definitely, as far as I am concerned, this is an education tour to me,” he said.”Actually I was supposed to come to Kerala last year itself. But I could not make it as I met with an accident,” Haasan said.The actor had congratulated the CPI(M)-led LDF government headed by Vijayan for providing “good governance” when it completed one-year in office in May this year.(With PTI inputs)


‘Saffron definitely not my colour,’ says Kamal Haasan after meeting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan