So, I gave them something to munch." Devoutly committed to social causes, Hassan refuses to sell photos of himself to his fans and does not license merchandise bearing his name, "not even a T-shirt," he declares. I've never done one in my life." Because he asked them, his fan clubs use their annual dues to publish books and an in-house magazine of short stories by young Indian writers whose careers he encourages. "That's when I contacted people and said, 'What do I do with these guys? The son of a top South Indian criminal lawyer, he began acting as a child "as a lark," then against family tradition studied theatre acting and dance and worked his way to choreographer, screenwriter, assistant director and handsome, brooding star.
"They buy those from other vendors" whom he cannot legally control. General movie-fan magazines follow Hassan's personal life. And he's sometimes different on screen, too, where - snubbing advice of producers - he has played against type, "a village idiot in one and a dwarf in another one," also to box-office success.
Hassan, a dashing star of mainstream movies from South India, regularly plays the outsider defending the less fortunate or noble ideals. Instead of luxuriating in the worship of his fans and selling them T-shirts bearing his name, he asks them to volunteer their time to help the poor of tribal villages, work to help conquer illiteracy, go against Hindu tradition and will their eyes at death, donate books to orphanages and schools and regularly donate blood to the Red Cross rather than to commercial blood suppliers. For example, 10,000 people willed their eyes on "one single day." Perhaps, sly and calculating moves to a future in politics? "I felt these people would be wasting their lives just chanting my name.
"I don't have any political ambitions," Hassan insisted in a festival interview. All these fan clubs of minehave been converted into social service organizations. If they just did that, and I don't turn political, their whole focus would be wasted. One can boast about it in a press interview, but not to my countrymen or to any person for that matter. ' The idea came to do something worthwhile." Now, Hassan says, several other Indian actors have followed his example and political parties have come calling on him more urgently.
If Rajini could have made a bold move during Baba worst times, he would not have made those people grow. They have raised their status(atleast in terms of power etc) everybody knows the only reason why ramdoss was acting like an animal during baba time was because he wanted he knew the best way to get it was to go after can rajini do if people like that go against him? And yes, he has done alot for the Tamil language by respecting it, for one, and not using it as a political tool to further his own political agendas like these self appointed saviours/protectors of the Tamil language. His selection of politics over cinema in that movie could have been done in a good way.!! "Naan ida terminator 166 illa madhan ipadi kooda maathuvaen - aana sandiyar nkira per ipavae athukku paathi uruthui aana maathiri".
So when he speaks Tamil, you'll probably never hear him replacing a Tamil word with an English one. But I am not seeing anything that will give people an idea about HINDU religion like his Ragavendra. But he time and again criticised them with the message that the title can change for nameshake but the original still remains powerful. The same loyola college student took survey some times back for mid term election and they told that DMK would win. But openig show-e kaathu vangum among movies DD is first place. I noticed that in interviews or speeches, Kamal insists on using one language- never mixing 3 languages (unless quoting). BUt I think they might have collected this data based on the opinion from the rural mass. If vijaykanth can secure enough, then what happend to the MACHO PERSONALITY MGR who still lives in the hearts of many people in villages enna survey idu? If it is correct all his movies should take Bumper opening. Also, I just wondered why film stars never voiced against politicans targetting creators. Remember his reply to the main person who was against "Sandiyar" //I wonder why, a thamizh movement did not have the 'guts" to make a big deal out of it??? So much for your understanding like tamil movements are blindly agsinst other languages. Why was there a call for activism from the Tamil Movement when there were a couple movies being named in English like Mumbhai Express? I am damn sure Kamal has more knowledge in tamil than these guys.Rajini fans, Do you know the main reason to rajini to protest against jaya in 1995. He never quit from doing so in the future unlike someone who refrained from smoking on screen. He never joined with his one time foe (like amma endru azhaikaatha uyrillai!! I was told his son appreciated Rajni's next movie, Chandramuckhi which has ONE FULL TELUGU SONG. In the Casette release function of Chandramukhi Vaali spoke about that and after there were few murmors after that only.Both Rajini and jeya Were residing in same area(boes garden). Kumudam criticized that and asked 'You too Rajini'!!! I wonder why, a thamizh movement did not have the 'guts" to make a big deal out of it??? Atleast KH refused to change titles of MX and VRMBBS. Actually those people did not had a idea whether what language Chadramuki is. All these Tamizh movements just for the sake of publicity do some stunts like this. In the Casette release function of Chandramukhi Vaali spoke about that and after there were few murmors after that only. But u said that: as long as any language is a treat for Tamil and tamil nadu and others imposing other language over tamil ,it is not an issue for any tamil movement.Now 40, having acted for half his life, Hassan has about 7,000 fan clubs across India with a total "hard-core" membership of about 300,000 people.When ever Rajini crossed jeya home he was stopped by Security people(that is natural)Rajini took it as prestige issue. In late 90's Rajini arranged Iswarya's dance function(Kamal also participated). The same Rajin visited Jeya's home during his daughter's marriage. That too even after PMK won all the seat and found and claimed that Rajni is nobody in thamizhnaadu. Actually those people did not had a idea whether what language Chadramuki is. All these Tamizh movements just for the sake of publicity do some stunts like this. Night time in a big hall all the boys were talking and making noice . One guy started to sing"kathal seyyum neram ithu.." It remined me one funny incident.. Night time in a big hall all the boys were talking and making noice . One guy started to sing"kathal seyyum neram ithu.."It remined me one funny incident.. Night time in a big hall all the boys were talking and making noice . One guy started to sing"kathal seyyum neram ithu.."It remined me one funny incident.. Night time in a big hall all the boys were talking and making noice . One guy started to sing"kathal seyyum neram ithu.." Ther's no Thokarthu Jeikarthu ....situations keep 1995,he voiced against jj because of the reason you mentioned as well as her now,he doesnt want to be involved in politics in any way,and hence invited both jj and kk for aishwaryas wedding.rajini vanthu sonnaara,pudichavanga nallavanga,mithavanga ellam ketavanganu.summa paesunumnu nenacha ethu venaalum sollalaam. Both belong to Different Schools Of Acting................. Tell me why do they CARE for Rajni anymore if they are not scared STILL??? Ofcourse ,these people don't know Chandramuki is a sanskritised name. In my opinion "Try to name tamil movies in tamil" can be a request ,can't be a order. Each actor is independent, and he can only compare his performance with his own ... Healthy competition is required, but not a win or loss situation ...Redford, Streisand, Newman, Schwarzenegger and Hoffman don't come close to that. And he has firmly ordered them not to expect him to quit the movies for politics.It is usual for major stars of Indian movies after lengthy careers to abandon the screen for politics and to convert their fan clubs into effective campaigners. Many of my fans are day laborers and they have to keep this time aside from the time they keep for earning money.