Kamal Haasan says Rajinikanth ‘natural ally’ of saffron party, discusses his political roadmap

Even as the two doyens of Tamil cinema, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, have made their intention to eventually join politics clear, their roadmaps cannot be more different.
DMK Working President MK Stalin along with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan presenting memento to Rajnikanth at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the party's mouthpiece Murasoli in Chennai on Thursday.(PTI)
DMK Working President MK Stalin along with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan presenting memento to Rajnikanth at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the party's mouthpiece Murasoli in Chennai on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 26, 2017 12:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Even as the two doyens of Tamil cinema, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, have made their intention to eventually join politics clear, their roadmaps cannot be more different. On Monday, Haasan again spoke about his plan to launch his party while reiterating “saffron is not my colour. Talking to news channels, the actor said his friend and contemporary Rajinikanth is a “more suitable ally” for the BJP due to his “religious beliefs”.

Haasan said he has already discussed his political plans with the Kabali star. “I speak to Rajini regularly, he is a friend. I informed him when I decided to join politics. Although there are no plans right now, I am open to working with him. He seems like a more suitable ally for the saffron party because of his religious beliefs, while I am a rationalist,” he said.

Actor Kamal Haasan shaking hands with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference after a meeting at his residence in Chennai on Thursday. (PTI)
Actor Kamal Haasan shaking hands with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference after a meeting at his residence in Chennai on Thursday. (PTI)

He also used a film metaphor while discussing when he will enter politics. “There’s lots of work to be done. A roadmap is not easy for a rookie like me, I am unwilling to commit to any date,” he said, adding, “It is juvenile to talk of an end-game. One cannot say it will be a silver jubilee even before the film is made.”

Speaking about his meetings with various political leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Kamal said he has been on a “learning curve”.

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