It Takes More Than Fame And Money To Succeed In Politics; Rajinikanth

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| October 1 , 2017 , 16:45 IST

In a dig at actor Kamal Haasan, who shared the stage with his at the inauguration of Tamil superstar Sivaji Ganesan's memorial in Chennai, Rajinikanth on Sunday said that only fame and money cannot guarantee success in politics.

Rajinikanth addressing the gathering at the event said, "If you have to succeed in politics, it takes more than just fame and money. Something bigger is needed to transform an actor into a politician. I hope Kamal Haasan (knows) what it is."

Sharing the stage with Kamal Haasan, where Chief Minister E Palaniswami was also scheduled to arrive but couldn't, Rajinikanth talked about the issue of Kamal Haasan's rumoured entry into politics.

Disappointed with the fellow actor, Rajinikanth said, "Kamal would have told me what it is had I asked him two months ago. Today, he says he will show me if I come with him."

Taking the stage, Kamal Haasan stayed focused on the memorial and even complained over the delay in the memorial's inauguration.

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Haasan said, "We need not request or beg anyone to unveil Sivaji's statue. His popularity and influence goes beyond cinema and politics. I would have attended this event no matter who opposed my presence."

Finally, the memorial was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.

The memorial in the name of Tamil superstar Shivaji Ganesan, who ruled the screen since the 1950s was announced by late AIADMK chief and Chief Minister of the state J. Jayalalithaa.

During his career, Ganesan had worked in over 300 films and even received 'Dada Saheb Phalke award'.

According to Ganesan's son Prabhu, "The memorial was Amma's (Jayalalithaa) dream. I'm happy it's coming to reality now. Appa (father) has done so much for the Tamil audience through his movies. This is the best honour he could get."

-With Agency Feeds