New Delhi, Feb 18: Actor turned politician Kamal Hassan on Sunday met superstar Rajinikanth ahead of starting his statewide political tour and said he is calling on those “whom I like” before the formal launch of his party on February 21.

Both the actors, who command a huge fan following, have announced earlier that they will enter politics. Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth meeting come amidst intense speculation over a possible political tie-up between two acting legends of the Tamil cinema.

However, Hassan rubbished all such rumours by calling this meeting as a courtesy call. He said only time will tell on both of us joining hands. I came to inform Rajini about my political tour. Rajini wished me good luck.

When asked by the reporters, Rajinikanth said that Kamal wants to serve the people of Tamil Nadu. I pray to God that he attains success. Kamal has not entered politics for fame or money but only to serve people of the state.

Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan’s relationship goes back decades, the duo has acted in several films together in the 1970s. The two actors have maintained a good friendship over the years.

Haasan had on Tuesday said that there will be no more films for him as his plunge into politics for the people of Tamil Nadu is final and irreversible.

Kamal Haasan is scheduled to launch his party in Madurai on Wednesday. He will also unveil his party flag and party name, besides addressing public meetings at Ramanathapuram, and visiting Paramakudi, and Manamadurai.