- Kamal Haasan said his party is made "for the people"
- "I am just a worker, not your Thalaivar," Mr Haasan said
- Rajinikanth is adoringly called "Thalaivar" by his legions of followers
"I am just a worker, not your Thalaivar (leader or boss)," Mr Haasan said, telling his audience that he was looking at many future Thalaivars from this crowd.
Rajinikanth, the other superstar from Tamil Nadu who has announced plans to launch his own party before the next assembly elections in the state, is also adoringly called "Thalaivar" or "Ultimate Boss" by his legions of followers.
The two superstars are seen to be aspiring to fill a leadership vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics following former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's death in December 2016 and with DMK leader M Karunanidhi politically inactive because of poor health.
But it was at an interaction at Harvard University earlier this month that Mr Haasan had stressed that political compatibility was going to be the key to a possible tie-up in the future.
"I hope Rajinikanth's colour is not saffron, because if it is, an alliance is unlikely," he had said.
The 63-year-old actor-politician had said the colour of his politics is "black", indicating that he follows the Dravidian ideology.
Rajinikanth, on the other hand, had announced that he would follow "spiritual" politics.