Kamal Haasan has reacted to Superstar Rajinikanth’s speech at Sivaji Ganesan memorial inauguration, that cinema fame alone is not enough to win in politics.
In his weekly column ‘Ennul Mayyam Konda Puyal’ in Ananda Vikatan, Kamal said, “People might say, you could’ve told this to Rajini over the phone. We don’t need such clarifications, our friendship is beyond that but this clarification for people who don’t really understand and I have got a few questions in Rajinikanth’s speech.”
“I feel it’s my duty to share my thoughts with the people. What is the real victory in politics? Forming a new political party, selecting candidates for each constituency, winning the majority of seats and becoming Chief Minister or Prime Minister?”
“Even if we consider it as a victory, the real purpose of winning is to give a good governance to the people without taking away their self-esteem.”
“But over the years, such victories didn’t improve health, education, and economics in our country, which means winning in elections itself becomes pointless”, he added.
In his address at Sivaji memorial opening, Rajini said, “Sivaji Ganesan started his own political party and got defeated in his constituency. It was not a loss for Sivaji Ganesan but for his millions of fans. Money and fame in the film industry are not enough to be successful in politics, one should possess something else to achieve great heights in politics. I don’t know that success factor but I guess Kamal Haasan knows it. Had I asked him two months back, he would have told me the secret mantra but now, he’s asking me to tag along with him”.