Legendary Indian actor Kamal Haasan, who works primarily in Tamil cinema, has confirmed that he will retire from his movie career after completing ace filmmaker Shankar’s upcoming film Indian 2, which happens to be a sequel to their path-breaking vigilante movie Indian (1996).
Haasan is quitting films to focus on his political career which began with the launch of his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam on 21st February 2018. His party is set to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Talking to a popular Indian daily, the veteran actor, producer and director said, “Makkal Needhi Maiam will field candidates in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Tamil Nadu. I’ll quit acting after the upcoming project Indian 2, the shooting of which is slated to start on December 14.”
Indian 2, which was announced a long time ago, has been delayed many times in the past because director Shankar was busy with his ambitious project 2.0, starring Rajinikanth and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar in lead role. But now the movie is set to roll in December. Besides Haasan, the sequel will also star Kajal Aggarwal and another young actor in principal roles.
Kamal Haasan, who started his acting career as a child artist at the age of six, is one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema. Apart from Tamil, he has also done films in Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam languages. In his prolific career of almost 58 years, the actor has won several awards, including four National Film Awards, presented by the Indian government.
Fans are definitely going to miss the cinema legend on celluloid after his retirement.