In between all the hype over their political debuts, superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan attended a charity event in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur together.
Rajinikanth and Kamal have shared an exemplary off-screen friendship in the film industry for nearly half a century. It seems like their recent political endeavours have had no impact on their friendship.
Kamal and Rajinikanth visited Malaysia for the first time during the making of Ninaithale Inikkum (1979). Talking about that time, Rajinikanth said, “Kamal and I cannot forget our trip together during Ninaithale Inikkum. Kamal was a big star at the time and I was just starting out. But, he always treated me well. He embraced me with affection.’’
“It was my first time in Malaysia. After the shooting, Kamal and I used to go out to enjoy the nightlife in Malaysia. We used to be out until 3 am or 4 am and go to sleep after that. But, K Balachander sir begins shooting at 7 am,” he recalled, saying both of them used to receive an earful from the legendary director Balachander, who mentored the movie icons.
Kamal also said it was an unforgettable trip for him as well.
When asked to comment on becoming active in politics, Kamal said, “We never wanted this. But, we were forced into it by the circumstances.’’
On the work front, Haasan is currently gearing up for the release of Vishwaroopam 2 which is a spy-thriller and is a sequel to the 2013 release Vishwaroopam.
On the other hand, Rajinikanth may soon quit films to concentrate on politics. According to a popular website, after the release of ‘Kaala’, Rajini will collaborate with director Pa Ranjith for a political-drama that is likely to be the last film of his illustrious career. Talking about this, a source that the new film will highlight Thalaivaa’s ideologies and serve as a perfect last film for him.