Kamal Haasan meets Rajinikanth ahead of party launch, sparks speculations of alliance

18 February 2018, 04:30 PM
Ahead of party launch, Kamal Haasan meets Rajinikanth at his residence (ANI Photo)
Ahead of party launch, Kamal Haasan meets Rajinikanth at his residence (ANI Photo)

Days ahead of the announcement of his political party on February 21, Kamal Haasan on Sunday met actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth at his residence.

The meeting between the two contemporary superstars has once again set off the speculations of their possible alliance in politics.

However, Kamal Haasan termed the meeting as a courtesy call and said it was not a political one.

“It was a courtesy call and not a political meeting. I came to inform him about my political tour. He wished me good luck,” Kamal Haasan said after the meeting.

On being asked if he will join hands with Rajinikanth, Haasan said, “only time will tell.”

Reacting to the meeting with Haasan, Rajini said, “Kamal Haasan has started his political journey. He came to invite me for the launch of his party. I have extended my wishes to him.”

“Kamal isn't coming to politics for fame, money or power, but to do good for the people of Tamil Nadu.  In cinema, his style was different, my style was different. It will be the same in politics, but our aim remains to do good for the people,” Rajinikanth said.

Earlier this month, Haasan had said that there is a “hue of saffron” in the Rajinikath’s politics and therefore, a political alliance with him is not possible.

While speaking at the Harvard University in US, he had said, “There is a hue of saffron in Rajni's politics. If that doesn't change then I don't see an alliance with him. We are good friends but politics is different.”

Both Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth have announced their entry in the politics and call themselves as the “agents of change” who dream of creating a "corruption-free” Tamil Nadu.

Kamal Haasan is expected to announce the name of his political party on February 21 at Rameswaram and launch a state-wide political tour called "Nalai Namadhe" which means tomorrow is ours.

First Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 04:09 PM
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