What transpired in Kamal-Raj Thackeray meeting?Published: October 31, 2015
Political and cinema circles were in for a surprise on Friday, when it was revealed that Kamal Haasan met Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray at his Krishnakunj residence in Mumbai.
While there is a word that the two discussed some important things about cinema and politics, the claim was however downplayed by both sides.
While Kamal said “we are old friends and I just came to meet him…shake hands”, MNS spokesperson Sandip Deshpande said, “Raj Thackeray welcomed Kamal Hassan with shawl and flowers. It was just a casual meeting and there was no agenda behind it. They are friends, so Kamal Hassan just came to meet Thackeray.”
It is learnt that Raj, his wife Sharmila and daughter Urvashi warmly received Kamal in a traditional Maharashtrian style and Raj draped a golden shawl around the shoulders of the ‘Ulaga Nayagan’.
Interestingly, Kamal’s upcoming film ‘Thoonga Vanam’ is set in the backdrop of Mumbai, it may be noted.