It was not just all politics at the meeting between Arvind Kejriwal and Kamal Hassan at the latter's house in Chennai today.
"The AAP is extremely happy with the meeting and is looking forward to have him on board", the leader told DC. The Delhi CM took the initiative after keenly following every statement and tweet of the legendary actor these past few months, the source said. The admission comes hours after he met Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal.
After the much publicised meeting, the Tamil Superstar gave ample indications that he may soon join politics, but ruled out any interest in the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) saying "his colour is not saffron".
Insisting that he was now on "educational tourism, asking anybody who is fighting against communalism and corruption to give me advice on how to go about my endeavour", Haasan said that he had made a decision to meet Kejriwal to "have a dialogue on the existing (political) situation" and that their meeting was "more a learning curve for me than for whatever goal he (Kejriwal) came to visit me for". "I had an excellent meeting with Kamal (Haasan)". He has the courage to stick his neck out and talk about communalism and corruption.
The AAP leader said the country was facing the problems of corruption and communalism.
They added the political scenario in Tamil Nadu does not guarantee a successful opening to a film star as it used to in the past. Recently, Kamal Haasan had said that MLAs should be covered under the "no work no pay" formula.
Amid reports that he is likely to float his own political outfit, he had called on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Urging Kamal Haasan to enter politics, Kejriwal said the two discussed the situation in the country as well as in Tamil Nadu.