Chennai sources have stated that the big question haunting Tamilnadu politics ever since the demise of Jayalalitha will another film star ever become the chief minister of Tamilnadu. Meanwhile the answer is blowing in the winds as both Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan have woken up from their hibernation and thrown hints about joining politics. The political establishment may be a little wary, but dismisses it off as a “wild dream that will never come true”.
However, the same politicians cutting across political parties have a new favorite question at public meetings where the two Tamil cinema legends were when Jayalalitha was alive and ruling with an iron fist for almost six years. Moreover following Jayalalitha’s conviction in the disproportionate assets case and her return to Chennai after 21 days of jail, Rajinikanth said he was “very glad” to see her.
Meanwhile, Kamal Hassan kept his mouth shut and suffered in silence as Jayalalitha heaped humiliations on him and saw to it that his Viswaroopam screening in Tamilnadu was banned for two weeks. The actor knows that to launch a cadre based political party you need a handful of crores, especially in a state where freebies and cash for vote is now part of the system.