Actor turned politician Kamal Haasan met superstar Rajinikanth before starting off with his statewide tour on 21st February. This sparked off speculations about a political collaboration between Rajini and Kamal but the latter told reporters that it was just a "courtesy call" and not related to politics. "Only time will tell on both of us joining hands... I came to inform Rajini about my political tour... Rajini wished me good luck," Haasan was quoted as saying to reporters.
Rajini said that Kamal wishes to “serve the people of Tamil Nadu.” “I pray to God that he attains success. He has not entered politics for fame or money but only to serve people of the state,” said Rajinikanth.
Only time will tell: Kamal Haasan on being asked if Rajinikanth and he are entering into an alliance pic.twitter.com/3E0x813XZU— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2018
It’s a courtesy call, not a political meeting. I came to inform him about my political tour. He wished me good luck: Kamal Haasan after meeting Rajinikanth pic.twitter.com/VrgXSkGDQP— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2018
Hasaan is a well-known critic of Tamil Nadu’s AIADMK government and is expected to reveal his governance model at Rameshwaram this week. He is also expected to announce the name of his political party, which he had announced last year.
Kamal (Haasan) wants to serve the people of Tamil Nadu. I pray to God that he attains success. He has not entered politics for fame or money but only to serve people of the state: Rajinikanth, after Kamal Haasan met him at his residence in Chennai pic.twitter.com/Q3sVsZ9q9s— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2018
While there are speculations about a collaboration between Rajini and Kamal, both have said that “time will tell.” Kamal went on to say that political compatibility is the key. "It isn't like choosing the star cast for films," he wrote in a column of a Tamil newspaper.The 63-year-old had said the colour of his politics is "black", meaning that he follows Dravidian ideologies. Rajini on the other hand said that he would follow “spiritual” politics.