Chennai, Mar 21 (PTI) Noted music composer and BJP candidate for the April 12 byelection to R K Nagar assembly constituency Gangai Amaran today called on Superstar Rajinikanth here.

During the brief meeting, Rajinikanth wished Gangai Amaran ‘success’ in his political innings, the latter’s son Venkat Prabhu said in a tweet.

“Today our thalaivar @superstarrajini met and wished my dad for his political victory in #RKNagarByElection #happyson #GangaiAmaran,” Prabhu’s tweet said.

He also posted a picture of his father with Rajinikanth at the latter’s residence.

Gangai Amaran, who joined the BJP in 2014, has been fielded by the party to contest the RK Nagar seat, where the byelection is being held to fill the vacancy caused by the death of late chief minister Jayalalithaa.

He had recently come out in the open alleging that AIADMK interim General Secretary V K Sasikala had ‘arm twisted’ him in parting with his property in the city outskirts in 1994 during the first regime of Jayalalithaa.

The music director had also lauded AIADMK rebel leader O Panneerselvam for his defiance of Sasikala.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.