Noted actor Prakash Raj said that he respects superstars Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and Kannada actor Upendra as artists but that does not mean he would accept them as political leaders due to their fame.
The 52-year-old actor told reporters at the Press Club that the political aspirants will have to prove their mettle before the people choose them as their representatives.
“I have respect for them as actors but that does not mean that I will vote for them. They have to demonstrate how much they understand our culture, the problems and how they will respond to it,” Raj said.
Raj also alleged that his commercial advertisements were recently blocked from being aired. Without taking any names, he said the advertising firm told him his name has been mired in a controversy and so it could not be broadcast.
He said even Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan have faced similar situations in the past.