- Actor Kamal Haasan asks fans to prep for big news
- Says plans will be shared on his birthday early next month
- Has been saying he's shortlisting date for political debut
Haasan has been saying since July that he's ready to form his own political party. Last month, he said he will recruit "fresh, young faces" and crowd-source funds to ensure transparency, policies that he admits are inspired by the Aam Aadmi Party of Arvind Kejriwal with whom he lunched at his home in Chennai a few weeks ago.
Haasan has however said he will have no arrangement with either Mr Kejriwal's outfit. He also ruled out any sort of understanding with the BJP, declaring "saffron is not my colour" before publicly attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi who he said should apologise for his decision a year ago to ban high-denomination notes.
Haasan has regularly berated the incumbent Tamil Nadu government, describing the ruling party AIADMK as embedded in corruption.
His birthday is usually marked by his legions of fans as "Welfare Days" which involve large blood donation camps or other forms of public service.