Observing that the dravidian culture was not confined to South India, but was pan-India, actor Kamal Haasan has observed that it would exist till the word 'Dravidas' exists in the National Anthem. Sharing dais with Opposition DMK Working President M K Stalin at the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Party organ 'Murasoli', last evening, in which Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth attended as an audience, Kamal, who faced strident Opposition from several Ministers for his corruption remarks against the government, rejected the views that the dravidian culture would cease to exist.He said the dravidian culture, which spread from the Indus Valley Civilisation, has a pan-Indian identity and was not confined to South India only. The country has also understood it, he added. 'Some people are saying that the Dravidian culture will go. But it will continue till the world 'Dravidas' exists in the National Anthem', he said, amid loud applause from the audience.
Kamal was dared to take the political plunge by some Ministers in the wake of his recent controversial remarks, which received wide support from various parties, including the DMK and Stalin. Since then expectations were higher that he might enter politics. In this backdrop, his participation in a function organised by the DMK assumed political significance.