Will Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan form political alliance? Veteran actors indicate so
Chennai, Jan 18: They are the two most respected and loved actors of the Tamil film industry. They share a friendly relationship. Now, both have decided to join politics at the same time.
And, fans and observers could not stop speculating whether veteran actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan would join hands and for a political alliance to achieve electoral success.
On Wednesday, when both of them shared the dais at a function in Chennai, they did not rule out forming an alliance in the future.
While Rajinikanth stated that only time will tell whether he would forge an alliance with Haasan, Haasan seconded his colleague's view.
Asked about forging ties with Haasan, who is set to embark on a political tour next month, Rajinikanth said, "Only time will be able to tell that. Let us see in due course of time."
Asked to react to Rajinikanth's views, Haasan expressed his support for the same saying, "Time is a good medicine for everything. I second it."
To a question on spiritual politics, Haasan said they would be following their own respective lines of political thought.
Asked about his political tour commencing on February 21, Haasan said, "I want people to realise their strength and that is the strength of the nation as well."
The veteran actors were at a function where the puja for the film Kizhakku Africavil Raju (Raju in East Africa) was being conducted.
The movie is being planned as a sequel "in motion capture technology" to AIADMK founder and former Chief Minister MG Ramachandran starrer, the 1973 hit film, Ulagam Sutrum Valiban, film industry sources said.
Rajinikanth, who had announced on December 31 that he would form his party before the next state assembly polls, snapped the clapboard and Haasan inaugurated the shoot.
The sequel to the movie could not be done at that time as MGR got fully engaged in politics.
Asked what would be his stand-in case state assembly polls were held in six months, Rajinikanth told reporters: "I will face it definitely."
He extended his greetings to Haasan on announcing his political entry.
To a question, if parties in the state followed the principles of late All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) founder and former chief minister MG Ramachandran, he said: "Yes, definitely, to some extent."
Rajinikanth and Haasan had shared the dais in Malaysia earlier this month for a fund-raising event held by the Nadigar Sangam, known officially as the South Indian Film Artistes Association.
Haasan has said he would announce his political party's name on February 21 at Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram and begin a state-wide tour the same day.
"At the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by," Haasan said in a statement on Tuesday.
Both Rajinikanth and Haasan are following their own set of individual "political ideologies".
While Haasan is vocally speaking against the ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, Rajinikanth is maintaining a neutral position without speaking anything against any political party or leader so far.
If on the one hand, fans want the two to be together in their political journey to bravely fight against their opponents, on the other, observers say that two are poles apart and should chart their own course in politics.