The 2 stars have been amongst a bunch of dignitaries on the inauguration of a memorial constructed by the Tamil Nadu authorities for the enduring actor Sivaji Ganesan.
To press his case, Rajinikanth cited the occasion of the late thespian, saying that he couldn’t achieve politics regardless of being immensely widespread.
“Sivaji (Ganesan) has left a lesson not simply in cinema but in addition in politics. He began his personal political social gathering, fought and misplaced (elections) from his personal constituency. This was not an insult to him, however the folks of that constituency,” he stated on the perform, attended by Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Haasan, amongst others.
“So, the message is, to achieve politics, it isn’t sufficient to simply have fame and clout (earned in cinema). There’s something past that… I do not know what it’s,” he stated, including that Kamal Haasan presumably knew what this was.
“However even when he is aware of it, he will not share it with me,” he stated, because the gathering laughed.Tamil Nadu has had a wealthy historical past of cinema marrying politics. Mr Ganesan’s modern, M G Ramachandran, not solely floated the AIADMK after strolling out of the M Karunanidhi-led DMK, but in addition went on to turn out to be the state chief minister.
Of late, each Haasan and Rajinikanth have been indicating that they could be a part of politics, with Mr Hasan taking repeated potshots on the ruling AIADMK over points equivalent to corruption and the unfold of dengue.