**Bhubaneswar:** Acclaimed actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at newly inaugurated Odisha Bhavan in Chennai on Wednesday.
Hassan, a fresh entrant in politics lauded the Odisha CM for delivering good governance over one decade and sought his advice.
“As I am new to politics, I had come to meet him (Naveen Patnaik) and take advice in this regard,” said Haasan after the meeting.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the MNM leader said he met the BJD supremo to “appreciate him as a fan” and also seek his “advice.”
“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 added.
Hassan’s efforts to galvanise regional parties has caught public eye for the past few months. Earlier, he had met several opposition leaders apart from, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.
“He (Naveen) 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. Since there is a lot to learn from him, I met him and lauded him as a fan and got some advice,” the National award winning actor concluded.