Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan Talk Of "Travelling Together" In Politics
Actor-politicians Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have indicated their willingness to work together politically, triggering speculation that they could turn the Tamil Nadu assembly elections of 2021 a blockbuster of sorts.
Responding to questions whether there could be a miracle of him and Rajinikanth working together politically, Kamal Haasan -- who was on his way home after receiving an honorary doctorate from Odisha - said: "Rajini and I will travel together if there is a need for Tamil Nadu's development. If there is a need for travelling together we will tell. Now, work is important. We can talk about our policies later. We are together for 43 years, we joining together is no miracle".
An hour later at the same airport, Rajinikanth who was on way to Goa, told reporters: "If there is a situation that requires for the development of the Tamil people, I would join hands with Kamal Haasan".
On Sunday, at a function celebrating Kamal Haasan's 60-year journey in cinema, Rajinikanth hinted at working together.
Taking a dig at Chief Minister E Palaniswami, who has managed to save his position despite earlier uncertainty, he said: "So, miracles will happen. It happened yesterday, it is happening today and it will happen tomorrow".
Recently, Rajinikanth had dispelled speculation that he was moving towards the BJP, saying, "Attempts are being made to paint me with BJP colour, just like Tiruvalluvar, who's being saffronised. Neither I nor Tiruvalluvar will get trapped".
Kamal Haasan had launched his party Makkal Needhi Maiam in 2018. In his debut in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year, he polled around 2 per cent votes and won none. His party is now working on making a splash in the 2021 assembly elections.
Rajinikanth, who announced his plans to enter politics in 2017, is yet to launch a party.
The ruling AIADMK's fisheries minister D Jayakumar appeared unperturbed by the possibility of the united star power coming into play in the state elections. "The AIADMK will win yet again for the third successive term in 2021," he said.
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