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Nagma meets Thalaivar, sparks fresh talk of Rajinikanth joining politics

Nagma met Tamil superstar Rajinikanth at his residence in Chennai on Sunday. Soon after, speculations of him joining politics resurfaced.

regional movies Updated: May 08, 2017 13:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Nagma met Rajinikanth on Sunday.(Twitter)

Actor-politician Nagma met Tamil superstar Rajinikanth at his residence in Chennai on Sunday. The Baasha actor posted pictures of her meeting with the superstar and immediately it triggered political speculation of the Tamil supersar joining politics. Nagma is a member of Indian National Congress.

Sharing the pictures, she tweeted, “In conversation with my favourite #co-star and friend #Rajnikant from Baasha met him today was so nice to catch up wth him in various issues.”

When asked about his chances of joining politics, she said many people have huge expectations from Rajinikanth and added that “if he comes politics he will be very successful and he will be very good”, reports Times of India.

Rajinikanth’s entry into politics has been the subject of speculations for many years. Like MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu, and NT Rama Rao in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, Rajinikanth’s fans expect him to join politics sooner or later.

However the star has himself always stayed away from the topic. One of the reasons for speculations surrounding Rajinikanth’s political foray is his personal camaraderie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In April 2014, just before the polls, Modi had called on Rajinikanth in Chennai while on a campaign trail. Though both Modi and Rajinikanth called it a ‘courtesy call’, many saw political undertones to it. With the demise of Jayalalithaa, it is expected that a politically ambitious BJP would try to strengthen its presence in Tamil Nadu.

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First Published: May 08, 2017 12:27 IST