The top actors of Tamil cinema, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, have been invited for the May 30 swearing-in of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister for a second term, sources close to the actors said.
Sources close to both actors acknowledged the two being invited to Mr. Modi’s swearing-in scheduled on May 30, but did not divulge if the veterans would participate.
Mr. Haasan's fledgling political party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) had made its electoral debut this Lok Sabha
polls. Mr. Rajinikanth is yet to formalise his December 2017 announcement on taking the political plunge.
Incidentally, Mr. Haasan, who is opposed to the BJP, even expressed joy that the saffon party, which swept the Lok Sabha seats in rest of the country, did not win a single seat in Tamil Nadu, saying the State did not toe the national line.