It is impossible to separate films and politics because Tamil Nadu has a history of film stars becoming successful leaders. Ace filmmaker Bharathiraja who had launched the film careers of Rajini and Kamal way back in the 1970’s and made them into stars said that in a democracy anyone can choose to do what they want to do.
He said that their entry was good for politics as they had a lot of political ambitions. He said that he was content just being a film maker but as far as Rajini and Kamal were concerned, they wanted to do something for the state ,so they launched a party. When he was quizzed as to whom he would support, he deftly replied that he would announce his support only after both of them disclosed their respective party’s ideologies and principles.