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Rahul discusses politics and films with Kaala director Pa Ranjith, actor Kalaiyarasan

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi discussed “politics, films and society” with Tamil film director P A Ranjith and actor Kalaiyarasan when they called on him in his Delhi home.

Gandhi posted his picture with the two after the interaction yesterday and said he enjoyed the interaction.

“I met film director P A Ranjith the man behind blockbuster films like Madras, Kabali and Kaala and actor Kalaiyarasan, in Delhi yesterday.

We talked about politics, films and society.

I enjoyed the interaction and look forward to continuing our dialogue,” he tweeted.

I met film director P A Ranjith the man behind blockbuster films like Madras, Kabali and Kaala and actor Kalaiyarasan, in Delhi yesterday. We talked about politics, films and society. I enjoyed the interaction and look forward to continuing our dialogue. pic.twitter.com/KJOmfICkyJ

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 11, 2018

Ranjith made his directorial debut with a romantic comedy Attakathi before going on to make the political drama “Madras” and the Rajinikanth starrers “Kabali” and “Kaala”.

Kalaiyarasan is a Tamil actor who won laurels for his role in the film “Madras”.

Replying to Gandhi’s tweet, Ranjith wrote: “IMP.meeting with @RahulGandhi about politics and art. Discussed caste and religious bias threatening the core of our secular constitution.”

“Thanks for having me over Sir. Looking forward for our discussion taking shape. A national leader engaging with people from all ideologies is very encouraging!” he added.

Rajinikanth, who has announced plans to start a political party, has talked about “spiritual” politics being his motivating factor. At a function in Chennai on Wednesday, he reportedly said that God’s blessings were necessary to succeed in politics along with hard work and commitment.

(with IANS inputs)

Source: The New Indian Express

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