When was the last time two superstar shared the stage? Not in recent times. But the DMK party it seems have pulled off the unthinkable. It had managed to bring on stage Tamil superstars, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan were at the party’s 75th anniversary celebrations of its mouthpiece Murasoli, at a mega event in Chennai on Thursday. Their presence has now sparked off speculations as to when will and and with whom they will take their plunge into politics.
According to various media reports, While Kamal Haasan shared the stage with DMK working president M K Stalin and others at a grand event in Chennai, Rajinikanth sat among the audience.
In July, at the launch of the Tamil version of Bigg Boss, Haasan, who is hosting the TV show, told viewers that corruption was rampant under the AIADMK dispensation and asked them to bombard ministers with complaints on their email addresses. The AIADMK described Haasan as “a third-rate actor” and threatened to with tax audits and defamation suites.
His remarks fuelled speculation that Haasan might take the plunge into active politics. Meanwhile, Rajinikanth has kept his fans waiting after he asked them to be ready for “war”.
Speaking at an interaction session with his fans in May, Rajnikanth, interestingly, mentioned Stalin in his speech. “They ask me why I want to correct things when there are others (leaders). Yes, there are (other) leaders: (DMK’s M K) Stalin is there, my good friend (and) the best administrator. Cho (Ramaswamy, late political commentator) used to say Stalin will do the best if given a ‘free hand’ in politics, but that has not happened. (PMK’s) Anbumani Ramadoss is well-educated, has modern thoughts…. (Dalit party VCK leader Thol) Thirumavalavan is also admired a lot. Seeman (leader of Naam Tamilar Katchi) is a fighter. I was excited to listen to some of his views. There are others…,” he had said.
Recently, the Tamil Superstar met BJP MP and national youth wing leader Poonam Mahajan at his residence.