Days before party launch of political party, Kamal Hasan meets RajiniKanth

Kamal said he invited Rajinikanth for his public meeting in Madurai on February 21, one of the four major events scheduled for the day of his party launch.

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Updated: February 19, 2018 7:46:52 am
Days before party launch of political party, Kamal Hasan meets RajiniKanth Kamal Haasan with Rajinikanth in Chennai on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Ahead of the scheduled launch of his political party on February 21, actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday visited Rajinikanth at his residence. After a meeting that lasted about 15 minutes, Kamal told the media that it was a courtesy visit. “It was a meeting of friends.”

Kamal said he invited Rajinikanth for his public meeting in Madurai on February 21, one of the four major events scheduled for the day of his party launch. Asked about Rajinikanth’s reaction to his invitation, Kamal said: “Ultimately, it is his decision to come or not.”

“I have been meeting people whom I like before I start this journey,” Kamal said.

Kamal Haasan (L) with DMK chief M Karunanidhi and party’s working president MK Stalin. (Express photo)

Indicating that there may not be any immediate plans for both superstars to join hands in politics, Rajinikanth told the media that Kamal’s style and his own were different in cinema. “In politics also, his style will be different from my style,” he said. “Our aim is the same, doing good for the people,” he added. Wishing Kamal success in his new venture, Rajinikanth said Kamal is not entering politics for money or fame.

DMK chief M Karunanidhi and working president MK Stalin meet Kamal Haasan ahead of his political tour. (Express photo)

Kamal will begin the series of programmes on Wednesday with a visit to the residence of late President A P J Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram. A source in his team said his events are expected to see a total footfall of 10,000.

Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement