Chennai: It is superstar Kamal Haasan's birthday on Tuesday and the actor who turns 63 has cancelled his birthday celebrations for the big day.
People who have been affected by the recent incessant rains in Chennai would appreciate the veteran actor's plan for the day.
The actor is expected to visit a medical camp set up by his fans in Avadi, 20 km from Chennai, and will also meet people affected due the recent rains.
Haasan, who is gearing up to make his debut into politics this month, will however stick to his plan to launch the mobile application at around noon. He has called the phone app the "first step" in his political journey.
"This will be the first step. I'm confident that you will contribute funds to me generously as you have in the past for our welfare activities," Haasan said at an event held recently.
"He (Kamal Haasan) will be reaching out to people with his special message," his spokesperson said, adding that he would also speak about his "plans for the future".
Hours after his team made the announcement that has disappointed many of Kamal Haasan's fans, the actor took to Twitter to reach out and explain.
"To those who love me and dislike the idea of my cancelling my birthday celebrations," he tweeted in English and Tamil, late on Monday night.
"Tomorrow is just another day if you just celebrate and fail to seize it. If we can make it better in pursuit of a cause then we become the change we seek," the actor said.
To those who love me and dislike the idea of my cancelling my birthday celeberations pic.twitter.com/hkSPJj97C9— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) November 6, 2017
நாளை நான் என் பிறந்தநாள் கொண்டாட்டங்களைத் தவிர்த்ததை அன்புடன் கடியும் நண்பர்கட்கு... pic.twitter.com/xtxcTV7G6N— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) November 6, 2017
Haasan has also clarified the airs that he may declare a political party during his special birthday announcement.
The actor said, "Everyone is saying that the name of the political party will be revealed on my birthday, November 7. But how can I name a child without giving birth to it first. I'm not waiting for anyone's order right now. I'm preparing. I take a minimum of three months to prepare for just a movie role. So I'm not in a hurry."
The superstar, who last week created a furore by criticising "Hindu extremism", said he will continue to speak out.
"They have labelled me an anti-national for speaking my mind. Suppression is nothing new in our democracy. I'm ready to go to jail if need be. I spoke about the existence of extremism, not terrorism. There's a huge difference," he said.
With inputs from PTI....