Held a “secret” meeting with Rajini before political entry: Kamal

Vastavam web: Actor-politician Kamal Haasan says he held a “secret” meeting with his contemporary and friend Rajinikanth about his entry into politics and decided to maintain dignity even if they became rivals later.While Haasan launched his party Makkal Neethi Mayyam in Madurai yesterday, Rajinikanth had announced in December that he will enter politics.But he disclosed that they spoke on the issue of his political entry during the shoot of ‘Bigg Boss’, anchored by Haasan.

‘Bigg Boss’ was then being shot at a private studio at suburban Poonamallee, he added.He said he proposed the meeting as he wanted his one time co-star to be in the know about his decision to enter politics before the others knew about it.Rajinikanth “asked with surprise,” when Haasan took such a decision, the actor-director said.To this Haasan told his ‘friend,’ that he was mentally prepared about the plunge a long time ago but was implementing it now.Rajinikanth endorsed his views, saying “of course, Kamal,” the “Vishwaroopam” maker said.

Haasan told Rajinikanth during another meeting that there was no need for them to promote “abuse politics”, he said.Meanwhile, speaking to reporters in Madurai, Haasan said he will be the party’s president.