The BJP’s Poonam Mahajan met Rajinikanth on Sunday evening, setting off much buzz at a time the south superstar has hinted at warming up to politics. BJP sources, however, dismissed the meeting as a “courtesy call”.
Poonam Mahajan, a parliamentarian from Mumbai, called on Rajinikanth at his Poes Garden home in Chennai, where the veteran’s wife was also present.
“It was wonderful meeting with Rajinikanth. He supports me personally…He knew my father,” Ms Mahajan told , adding, “He lives in everyone’s heart in Tamil Nadu”.
Photographs of the meeting were posted on Twitter and fueled speculation about its political significance for both sides.