South superstar Kamal Haasan is one regular maker of headlines, especially in the South with his welfare practices and political stances reaching the ears of the important people. And doing more than just reaching them. The superstar, who turns 63 today, has decided not to celebrate his birthday – instead, he will go to meet those who are affected by the torrential rains and floods in Chennai. The National Award-winning actor will also visit a rain-affected area at Pallikaranai.

“This year he (Haasan) has decided not to celebrate his birthday while Chennai people are distressed by the rains. Instead, he will be visiting a medical camp, set up by his Narpani Iyakkam (welfare movement) at Avadi,” Haasan’s spokesperson said. The spokesperson, who refused to divulge many details,  told that Haasan’s chief political plan, for now, would be “reaching out to people with his special message and plans for the future.” The actor even explained his reason for not celebrating his birthday on the micro-blogging platform.

Haasan informed on Monday that his first political step would be to launch a mobile app which helps him stay in touch with his fans and also track the donations he receives from his fans. According to him, there is no shame in stretching out one’s hands for the welfare of the people. “If only the rich pay their taxes properly, the country would not have a debt issue,” he said.