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Rajinikanth: Asked Kamal Haasan how to succeed in politics, he said 'Come along with me'

Rajinikanth added that mere name, fame and money are not enough to succeed in politics. And that 'something else... is needed.' Photograph: (ANI)

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Oct 01, 2017, 08.00 AM (IST)

The superstar Rajinikanth, who has been flirting with the idea of joining politics for some time now, said Sunday that mere name, fame, and money were not enough to succeed in politics and that "something else is needed".

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Rajinikanth was speaking at the Sivaji Ganeshan Memorial event in Chennai.

The event was attended by actor Kamal Haasan and Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam.

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Rajnikanth added that when he asked Haasan how to be successful in politics, Hassan replied: "Come along with me, then I will tell you."

Haasan too has hinted that he might be joining politics.

He recently met with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in Chennai. 

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The death of former chief minister Jayalalithaa and the ensuing infighting within the AIADMK has left a massive vacuum in the state, with commentators saying this would be the right time for the filmstars to enter politics in a state that has always been partial to actors-turned-politicians.

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