DMK pulls off coup: Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan attend party event

While Kamal Haasan shared the stage with DMK working president M K Stalin and others, Rajinikanth sat among the audience.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 10, 2017 8:26 pm
Actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan at an event. (Photo credit: file/Twitter/rameshlaus)

They last appeared together in the 1985 Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Geraftaar’. Three decades later, they are back together in the same frame. This time, however, it was not for a film. Tamil superstars, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan were seen at the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagama’s 75th anniversary celebrations of its mouthpiece,  Murasoli, on Thursday. While Kamal Haasan shared the stage with DMK working president M K Stalin and others at a grand event in Chennai, Rajinikanth sat among the audience.

In July, at the launch of the Tamil version of Bigg Boss, Haasan, who is hosting the TV show, told viewers that corruption was rampant under the AIADMK dispensation and asked them to bombard ministers with complaints on their email addresses. The AIADMK described Haasan as “a third-rate actor” and threatened to with tax audits and defamation suites.

His remarks fuelled speculation that Haasan might take the plunge into active politics. Meanwhile, Rajinikanth has kept his fans waiting after he asked them to be ready for “war”.

Speaking at an interaction session with his fans in May, Rajnikanth, interestingly, mentioned Stalin in his speech. “They ask me why I want to correct things when there are others (leaders). Yes, there are (other) leaders: (DMK’s M K) Stalin is there, my good friend (and) the best administrator. Cho (Ramaswamy, late political commentator) used to say Stalin will do the best if given a ‘free hand’ in politics, but that has not happened. (PMK’s) Anbumani Ramadoss is well-educated, has modern thoughts…. (Dalit party VCK leader Thol) Thirumavalavan is also admired a lot. Seeman (leader of Naam Tamilar Katchi) is a fighter. I was excited to listen to some of his views. There are others…,” he had said.

Recently, the Tamil Superstar met BJP MP and national youth wing leader Poonam Mahajan at his residence.

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  1. Venkatram Mohan
    Aug 11, 2017 at 6:05 pm
    It will be good when Kamal hassan and Rajnikanth join together in politics not known to which party but their popularity will boost the morale of the people and will win the hearts of the people and enjoy the Dravidan rule.
    1. Jose Sim
      Aug 11, 2017 at 12:41 am
      1. K
        Aug 11, 2017 at 12:36 am
        INDIAN EXPRESS - Tamilians like the 2 starts for their acting ....NOTHING MORE. Tamil Press made a passing reference, whereas North of Vindhyas press, with very limited knowledge of Tamil politics is making a hue cry. DMK has about 25 of the vote bank and it could decrease going forward but they are only main opposition. There are millions who are neutral and disapprove of the Kazhagams (both) performance. CORRUPTION is rampant, no water and power-cuts is still there. TN lags behind in the industry sector. KAMAL RAJNI know NOTHING on policy making to improve these matters. RAJNI is a smart businessman,,,,he attempts to please everybody and that is what he will continue to do. Kamal is lost....he will not refuse an invitation to attend an event from PMK or Naam Tamizhar. BJP's greed, stand on language kaveri, have upset tamilains. They have done NOTHING to reduce corruption. Where does that leave TN? It will be Electoral Math.
        1. Moshe Dayan
          Sep 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm
          bjp has done nothing corruption, wake up kid, then you don't know a real meaning of corruption, you simply belive what kamal's "Action" film against corruption "Indian" then you are living in day dreams,
        2. M
          Aug 10, 2017 at 9:29 pm
          Rajini is a P o r ki P a k I. How can he attend DMK meeting in total disrespect to all Tambrams? Hope Modiji and Amitshah ji sends ED middle fingers, Income Tax middle fingers, FERA middle fingers, CBI middle fingers, local police middle fingers, to harass him and intimidate him. His wife should be expelled from Brahmin religion.
          1. A
            Aug 10, 2017 at 10:49 pm
          2. Vasudevarao Rao
            Aug 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm
            These people are actors and not equipped to govern the State. They lack brains and succumb at the easiest provocations. They are not to be encouraged to join politics. Tamil Nadu politics has gone for reverse gear with the mushrooming Cine star politicians. Better for BJP and Congress if these men made of Banana backbone are kept out.
            1. H
              Aug 10, 2017 at 9:55 pm
              Both of them do not have market now
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