They may make a great photo-op, but Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan are certainly not coming together as political allies. In fact, well-informed sources say that Rajini may quit politics even before formally taking to it.
“While Kamal’s political plans are now midway between ‘probable’ and ‘doable’, Rajinikanth has more or less decided to not go ahead with his political career. He doesn’t know politics. He would rather let his political ideology be reflected in the cinema that he does,” says a source, adding that the South superstar’s family is also not keen on him emerging as an active figure in Tamil politics.
“There is too much backbiting. Rajini won’t be able to cope. He is too simple and uncorrupted to get into politics. Besides, he needs to take care of his health, as he may not be able to take the extra stress.”
Meanwhile, Kamal Haasan stands with his foot halfway into politics. He announced the name of his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam earlier this year. However, it is unclear whether his party would contest the next Lok Sabha elections. As for the acting side of his career, he is currently shooting for the sequel to Shankar’s Indian.