Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan today called on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Chennai.
Talking to journalists after the meeting, the actor-turned-politician said he met the BJD veteran to appreciate him as a fan and also seek his “advice.”
Heaping laurels on Patnaik for delivering good governance, Haasan said the Odisha Chief Minister initially faced ‘criticism’ for being a ‘newcomer’ in politics but later “achieved more than those” who were aware of politics.
“He has been delivering good new schemes for people, some of which are pioneering ones at the all-India level.. his disaster management has been very good,” he added.
Kamal Haasan said: “Since there is a lot to learn from him, I met him and lauded him as a fan and got some advice.”
Asked about increasing fuel prices, he said if the upward trend continued, then rates of even ordinary items would go up and called for rollback of prices.