Haasan says 'saffron hue' in Rajini's politics makes tie-up unlikely

Haasan says 'saffron hue' in Rajini's politics makes tie-up unlikely

Haasan says 'saffron hue' in Rajini's politics makes tie-up unlikely

Kamal Haasan has also said that if Rajinikanth's color is saffron, there will not be any possible alliance.

Referring to Rajinikanth's statements about his political entry, he said, "I hope it is not saffron".

Haasan launched a website maiam.com to enable people to register ideas and ignite discussions.

"My politics will definitely not be saffron", he added.

Superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan both have already taken plunge into politics.

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Meanwhile, Rajinikanth, who announced his political entry, set tongues wagging on after hinting that he is not against a political alliance with actor Kamal Hassan.

"I can not see a clear understanding now", Hasaan went on to add when pressed by moderator senior journalist Barkha Dutt on the sharp ideological differences he has with his contemporary.

"If necessary (I will hold hands with others)", Haasan said, noting that this is unlikely to be the case.

"The reason that I have started a new political party itself shows that I want to walk with the people and not politicians", he said.

On being asked about the prospect of an alliance with Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, he said he is open to learning from Kejriwal's experience.

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Earlier, in his keynote address, Haasan rued that there are status quo and mediocrity in Tamil Nadu.

Confident of raising funds for the elections, Haasan called upon the Tamil community across the world to come up with ideas. "Our general intent may be for the good of people, but I believe in a certain way in which good will have to reach the people", the actor said.

"I am announcing a plan of adopting a village in every district of Tamil Nadu". He said this at the annual Indian conference of the prestigious Harvard University while addressing.

The death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on December 5, 2016 created a perceived vacuum in the state's politics, with AIADMK splitting into two factions and later combining, while Opposition DMK chief M Karunanidhi suffered from ill-health issues.

Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, he said that the primary focus of his political journey will be developing the villages.

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Haasan also spoke on the topic of "love jihad", "beef", and freedom of speech, questioning the government who encourage hate in the country.

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