On Sunday Thalaiva Rajinikanth took a dig at actor Kamal Haasan who is planning to enter politics. Speaking at the inauguration of the memorial of legendary Tamil actor Sivaji Ganesan in Chennai, Rajinikanth said it takes more than fame and money to succeed in politics.
“Legendary actor Sivaji Ganesan taught his followers a valuable lesson in politics”, said Rajinikanth. The superstar said Sivaji Ganesan, who had stood and lost in his own constituency, proved that fame and money alone were not enough to succeed in politics.
As Kamal looked on, Rajinikanth said, “To succeed in politics, there needs to be something more. Only the people know what that is. I promise I don’t know. I think Kamal Haasan knows what that is. Even if he does, he will not tell me.”
Rajinikanth went on to joke that Kamal would have told him what that (secret) was if he had asked him two months ago. It was in July when Kamal began his scathing attack on the ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu.
“When I asked him what that is, Kamal Haasan said that he would tell me if I went with him,” the superstar said.Kamal Haasan did not respond to Rajinikanth’s jibes during his speech.