Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday drove to his long-time co-star Rajinikanth's Poes Garden residence and personally invited him for the launch of his political journey on Wednesday from Rameswaram. During a statewide tour starting February 21, he will announce his party's political name and give a brief about its "guiding principles".
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Both Haasan and Rajinikanth, who command a huge fan following, have announced they will enter politics. I met him and told him about my decision. "He wished me good luck", he told media after the meeting.
Rajinikanth's clarification has come after fervent questions by people on the two actors going together. "But we have been friends for 40 years", Kamal said. But polity is different. "Our aim is the same, doing good for the people", he added. If that is not there and we are able to see eye to eye on a point-maybe.
Post Rajinikanth's official announcement of political entry, Haasan has expressed, "I hope Rajinikanth's colour is not saffron because if it is, an alliance is unlikely". He also said, " There is a hue of saffron in Rajni's politics.
However, while Haasan's plank is anti-corruption, Rajinikanth's key catchphrase is spiritual politics, which he defines as "honest politics" above corruption. Both of them met at Rajnikant's residence on Sunday, said the meeting was nothing but a "courtesy call".
The two actors are known to be smart enough in making their films successful and staying atop in the film industry. Stalin had demanded that the ruling AIADMK call an all-party meet to discuss the Cauvery water sharing issue.