Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said he will seek Rajinikanth’s support ‘as a friend’ for the upcoming elections in Tamil Nadu. Speaking at a rally in Pudukkottaion Haasan said, “As a friend, once I reach Chennai I will definitely ask for his support.” Also Read - 7 Injured in Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu's Madurai
Notably, on Tuesday, Rajinikanth had announced his decision to not enter electoral politics due to health concerns. His decision came a day after he left the hospital in Hyderabad where he was being treated for high blood pressure. Rajinikanth was admitted to Hyderbad’s Apollo Hospital on Friday after severe blood pressure fluctuation and has been advised a week’s bedrest by doctors. Also Read - Jallikattu Begins in Tamil Nadu's Madurai Amid COVID Restrictions | WATCH Here
Reacting to his decision, Haasan said that he was disappointed by his peer’s move. Also Read - After Vijay's Master Leaks Online, Producer Xavier Britto Gets Into Legal Trouble
“Before anyone asks me about Rajinikanth, I will meet him after I finish my campaign in Chennai. My feeling is similar to his fans. Inspite of feeling a little disappointed, his health is of utmost importance to me. My Rajini must be healthy, wherever he may live. I will inform you about him, after I meet him,” Kamal Haasan had said on Tuesday.
However, Kamal Haasan’s party leaders are hopeful that Rajinikanth would back Makkal Needhi Maiam as the duo share share good friendship.
In wake of this update, India.Com asked its users whether Thalaiva would offer the much-needed support to MNM. Here’s what they think:
Notably, Haasan made the big plunge in 2018 as he launched Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) in 2018 in Madurai and fought the Lok Sabha elections last year with a vote share of 3.7 per cent. Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu are due during April-May 2021 and the political parties have already started their campaign.