Kamal Haasan calls on Karunanidhi before beginning political journey


"When I made a decision to take the (political) journey, I had informed him (Rajinikanth)". He said he is embarking on an important journey of his life and before that he would like to meet the people he likes.

"It's a courtesy call, not a political meeting".

Emerging from the brief meeting with Karunanidhi, Haasan told reporters he called on the former chief minister to get his blessings and inform him about his political journey.

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Rajinikanth for the first time had hinted at differences in their approach for coming together in politics after both the actors announced their decision to enter politics past year.

Haasan gave his remarks a week after about the political alliance with Rajinikanth won't be possible if the latter will hold on to the color "saffron", which clearly indicated at BJP government. He will also announce the name of his political party on that day.

Speaking to reporters after meeting Rajinikanth at his Poes Garden residence here, Haasan said he had called on the screen idol as he was meeting "those whom I like" ahead of the launch of his political party. Haasan declined to reveal what exactly transpired at the meeting.

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Kamal Haasan is leaving everyone guessing about his foray into the politics. "If that doesn't change, then I don't see an alliance with him", he said, during the launch of his website, naalainamadhe.maiam.com, at Harvard University on February 11. "I will pray to god that he will attain success", said the superstar. "My style and his are different even in movies", added Rajini.

Rajinikanth's clarification has come after fervent questions by people on the two actors going together.

When specifically asked if they were thinking about an alliance, Haasan said, "Only time will tell".

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Haasan is scheduled to launch his party in Madurai on February 21.