Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, dancer, film director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer, lyricist and politician who works primarily in Tamil cinema. He founded and launched Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), a public party at a public meeting in Madurai on 21 February 2018. He also unveiled the party flag. Now the actor is in talks with political strategist Prashant Kishor for the party’s Assembly election plans.
The MNM wants to expand the party base and had called a meeting of local leaders. However it is not clear whether Prashant Kishor will work for MNM alone or for another party as well. MNM candidates failed to win any parliamentary seat in the Lok Sabha elections, yet it managed to get a third place in as many as 13 Lok Sabha constituencies, giving the party a hope that it can emerge as an alternative to the two major Dravidian parties — the AIADMK and DMK.