‘It was a courtesy call', says Kamal Haasan after meeting Rajinikanth
Amid speculations that they may forge a political alliance, Actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday called on superstar Rajnikanth. Haasan did not say in clear terms if the meeting was about politics even after reporters pressed him to divulge the details of the meeting.
"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 meeting.
When specifically asked if they were thinking about an alliance, Haasan said, "Only time will tell."
Rajinikanth, on his part, said, "Kamal 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."
Haasan would start touring Tamil Nadu, beginning with his hometown of Ramanathapuram, on February 21. Kamal had also said that he would reveal the name of his party on the same day. He calls this tour a "journey of discovery" during which he will attempt to "understand people's needs and aspirations".
Haasan had, however, on February 11 said that his alliance with the Rajini was unlikely.
While speaking at Harvard University, Haasan has earlier said, ''Alliance with Rajinikanth is unlikely as of now", adding, "I hope Rajinikanth's politics is not saffron.''
Earlier on Feb 8, Haasan had said,''Our ideologies should match for the alliance to happen.''