Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani called on superstar Rajinikanth at his residence at Chennai on November 11th. Since this meeting comes at a time when Rajinikanth’s fans are trying to persuade him to enter politics, it has gained great importance; everyone is speculating about it and giving it a wrong spin.
But this meet is to be interpreted as the result of mutual respect and admiration that these two personalities have for each other – both are spiritualists and followers of Hinduism; their meet will spark some great spiritual discussions, not just political matters. In no way does this meet represents Rajinikanth’s interest in BJP or its political agenda and ambitions.
Advani said that he has a lot of respect for the thespian and had been following his ideologies for long. Obviously, this politician-spiritualist would definitely be attracted to a spiritualist-actor. Advani also appreciated Rajinikanth’s decision to stay out of politics until “God desires it”. He added that he respects the decision and that puts an end to the popular belief that Advani visited Rajinikanth to persuade him to enter politics.
And Rajinikanth too stated very clearly that not once did Advani try to persuade him to enter politics during their meet. Both agreed that it was their longstanding desire to meet and finally the wish has been fulfilled.
Advani is in the city to release “En Desam, En Vazhkai”, the Tamil version of his autobiography.