Tamil film director Pa. Ranjith meets Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) After meeting actor Kamal Haasan last month, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has had a meeting with Tamil film director Pa. Ranjith, who had directed Dalit-centric blockbuster movies featuring superstar Rajinikanth.

“I met film director P A Ranjith the man behind blockbuster films like Madras, Kabali and Kaala and actor Kalaiyarasan, in Delhi yesterday (Tuesday),” Gandhi said in a series of tweets.

“We talked about politics, films and society. I enjoyed the interaction and look forward to continuing our dialogue,” he added.

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.

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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.

–IANS

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