Rajinikanth added that mere name, fame and money are not enough to succeed in politics. And that 'something else... is needed.' Photograph: (ANI)
Both Rajnikanth and Haasan have been flirting with the idea of joining politics for some time now
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".
If you have to succeed in politics, merely name, fame and money are not enough. It is something else that is needed: Rajinikanth in Chennai pic.twitter.com/6Hm1rU5rds— ANI (@ANI) October 1, 2017
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.
When asked Kamal Hassan how to be successful (in politics), he said, 'Come along with me, then I will tell you.' : Rajinikanth in Chennai pic.twitter.com/3NmlK1Yeit— ANI (@ANI) October 1, 2017
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.
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.