Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan’s car was allegedly attacked by a young man late Sunday when the actor-politician was proceeding towards a hotel at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu after campaigning for the April 6 Assembly polls, a party leader said. Haasan was not injured in the incident though his vehicle’s windscreen was damaged.
Local television channels aired visuals of a young man, said to be the assailant, being taken away by police personnel for allegedly attacking Haasan’s car. The youth, reportedly drunk, was allegedly assaulted by some MNM cadres and members of the public and in the resulting chaos, he was left bleeding from his mouth and nose. He was later taken to a hospital by the police. According to police, the person was drunk and wanted to see Kamal Haasan and hence tried to bang on the car window. MNM leader and retired IPS officer AG Mourya tweeted that his party chief’s car windscreen was damaged and the man who “attempted to attack” Haasan was handed over to the police. His tweet was also shared by the official Twitter handle of Makkal Needhi Maiam.