Superstar Rajinikanth and ‘Ulaga Nayagan’ Kamal Haasan, the two undisputed top stars of Tamil cinema for more than four decades, are on the verge of quitting acting.
Yes, since they are geared up to enter politics, the ‘thalaivar’ and the ‘andavar’ would bid adieu to cinema soon, to focus fully on politics, which requires the utmost attention of anyone involved in it.
While Kamal has made it clear, those in Rajini’s camp too indicate that the superstar is in a mood to bid farewell to acting.
“Except for the two films which are coming out, there will be no more films for me,” declared Kamal in an interview to India Today news channel at Harvard University in Boston.
“I think that part is done, I don’t think I will. No more signing films,” he said. To a question on whether he would come back to movies if he loses elections, Kamal said he doesn’t think he will lose and such a possibility could be thought about later.
This means that ‘Vishwaroopam 2’ and ‘Indian 2’ will be the last films of Kamal, and his ‘Sabash Naidu’ and ‘Marudhanayagam’ would not see the light of the day.
Coming to the Rajini camp, the superstar’s ‘Kaala’ is slated to hit the screens on April 27, while his other film ‘2.0’, directed by Shankar, is in post-production and will release later this year.
These apart, Rajini will act in one more film, which is likely to be his last venture in cinema. Buzz is that it would be produced by Sun Pictures and would be directed by either Atlee or Karthik Subbaraj. Some sources say ‘Kaaka Muttai’ fame Manikandan too has narrated a storyline to Rajini.
On December 31 last year, Rajini, during his meeting with fans, announced his political entry. Stating that the system had rotten in the state, he called for its restoration and asked his followers to become ‘protectors’ (kaavalargal).
While Kamal, on his birthday and on other occasions, announced his political foray. He will float his political party and start a tour in Rameswaram on February 21.
Recently, Kamal expressed hope that the ‘colour’ of his good friend superstar Rajinikanth, who too is set to float his own party soon, is not ‘saffron’.
On forging an alliance with Rajini, he said, “It isn’t like choosing the star cast for films. Both will have to deliberate whether it is necessary for us to join hands.”
Meanwhile, asked about comments by Kamal that ‘this is not right time to think about working with Rajini’, he said, “time has to decide it.”
Well, friends in cinema, Rajini and Kamal may be foes in politics. While their fans are happy about their political entry, some of them are worried that the stars would be quitting cinema.