One can never be sure what actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan is upto, but what is sure for now is that he is meeting politicians from different parties before embarking on a Tamil Nadu tour from February 21.
Today Haasan met DMDK chief Captain Vijaykanth at his office in Chennai. On Sunday evening, he met DMK president M Karunanidhi and working president MK Stalin at their residence in Chennai's Gopalapuram. Hours before that he met suprestar Rajnikanth, who is also set to take a plunge into Tamil Nadu politics.
Amid all this, reporters are having a hard day on field as Haasan just refuses to say in clear terms what precisely is the purpose of all these meetings. Media is just dying to know how Haasan will go about his entry into politics. Whether he will ally with someone or what his ideology would be are some of the questions that people are eager to know, but Haasan is mum about these as of now. The most politically significant comment he has made so far is that "Saffron is not my colour".
After meeting Rajnikanth on Sunday, he did not say in clear terms what the meeting was all about even after reporters pressed him hard to divulge the details. "It's a courtesy call, not a political meeting. I came to inform him about my political tour. He wished me good luck," Haasan said after the meeting.
When specifically asked if they were thinking about an alliance, Haasan said, "Only time will tell."
It looks like Haasan thinks that Rajnikanth may lean towards the BJP. He has not said this clearly, but some of his statements in the past seem to suggest it. Haasan had on February 11 said that his alliance with the Rajini was unlikely. While speaking at Harvard University, Haasan had said, ''Alliance with Rajinikanth is unlikely as of now", adding, "I hope Rajinikanth's politics is not saffron.''