Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Tuesday night reiterated his desire to work with his superstar colleague Rajinikanth – who is expected to make his electoral debut in next year’s Tamil Nadu Assembly elections – provided their political ideologies are synchronized.
Chief Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) said that both Rajinikanth and “will give up all ego and cooperate if it benefits the people”, but warned that a more detailed understanding of Rajinikanth ideology is needed to take this decision.
“Let Rajini speak. We will help each other if necessary … we will give up all ego and we will cooperate if it will benefit people. We have said this before … nothing new to say now,” Kamal Haasan said.
“(But) we cannot take his single word (a reference to Rajinikanth’s promise of ‘spiritual politics’ as the cornerstone of his party) as a complete ideology. Let him explain in detail, then we will speak,” he added. he.
Kamal Haasan said the two remained “easy as friends” and were only on a phone call.
“I said why we came to politics. We need a change. And Rajinikanth says so,” he said, offering hope to those fighting for what will likely be a mega-alliance in the electoral landscape of Tamil Nadu.
On Sunday, Kamal Haasan appeared to suggest this possibility, saying: “Alliances will break and alliances will unite.” And in November last year, he said, as he did today, that the two actors would work together “if the development of Tamil Nadu is needed.”
Rajinikanth’s response to the November teaser was: “If there is a situation that requires the development of the Tamil people, I would seize Kamal Haasan.”
Tamil Nadu is scheduled to vote for a new Assembly in May next year.
This will be the first choice since the deaths of former chief ministers J Jayalalitha and M Karunanidhi, and the absence of highly influential leaders leaves a power vacuum, and a link between Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth could be more than enough to fill this. gap.
Earlier, today’s reports suggested that Rajinikanth could contest the election with his newly registered party – Makkal Sevai Katchi (People’s Service Party) – and with the autorickshaw (a reference to his character – a car driver – in the super hit “Basha “) as a symbol.
Kamal Haasan launched his party in 2018 and contested in last year’s Lok Sabha elections. However, he failed to win a place. Also, the party failed to secure seats in two sets of Assembly bypolls – in May and October, with AIADMK and DMK sharing all seats.
With input from PTI