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Political alliance not like casting an actor: Kamal Haasan on tie-up with Rajinikanth

Political alliance not like casting an actor: Kamal Haasan on tie-up with Rajinikanth

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“It is the policies of a party that would decide what is good for the people… One cannot play a game with names,” Haasan said.
TNM Staff
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Thursday said a political alliance is not like selecting actors for a movie and he and Rajinikanth have to think whether they should join hands.
In his weekly column in Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan, Haasan said he has been facing the question of a pact with Rajinikanth.
“In each person’s mind a separate story is played out. It is the policies of a party that would decide what is good for the people… One cannot play a game with names,” Haasan said.
Rajinikanth too recently announced his decision to float a political party and contest the assembly elections. He also said time will tell whether he and Haasan could tie up.
Haasan said first both of them have to form parties and announce their policies and then see whether their policies sync. And then both of them have to think whether they should join hands.
Ever since Rajinikanth’s entry into politics, Kamal and Rajini have both been asked if there would be any kind of union of the two.
Addressing this, Kamal wrote last week, “’Is there a possibility that you and Rajini would together face elections?’ We are being asked this question constantly. Rajini had said, ‘time will tell’. I said that I too would follow that. Really, time will only tell. I have to start a party. He has to announce his party. We have to see if that aligns. So, it is not a decision that can be taken now. Other than that, we both need to think if that is necessary.”
The actor-turned-politician has become increasingly critical of the Tamil Nadu government following the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. In November last year, he had confirmed his political entry by announcing the launch of a whistleblower app.
In his earlier weekly column, Kamal Haasan said that he will start his yatra from former President Abdul Kalam’s house in Ramanathapuram on February 21.
 
IANS inputs

Author: Nitin

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