Rahul Gandhi meets Kaala director Pa Ranjith: An outreach to the Dalit vote bank in Tamil Nadu?

Rajinikanth’s trusted director Pa.Ranjith, the only man to do back to back movies — Kabali and Kaala — with the superstar, met up with Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi had tweeted - “I met film director P A Ranjith the man behind blockbuster films like Madras, Kabali and Kaala and actor Kalaiyarasan, in Delhi yesterday. We talked about politics, films and society. I enjoyed the interaction and look forward to continuing our dialogue.”

Pa.Ranjith had replied back to his tweet - IMP.meeting with @RahulGandhi abt politics&art. Discussed caste &religious bias threatening d core of our secular constitution. Thks for having me over Sir. Lookin forward for our discussion taking shape.A national leader engaging with ppl from all ideologies is very encouraging!”

This meeting has stirred Tamil Nadu politics, as Pa Ranjith — considered to be very close to Rajinikanth — has espoused the cause of Dalits.

The Rahul-Ranjith meeting is said to have lasted for two hours at his Delhi residence. Rahul Gandhi has not met any Tamil Nadu leaders for such a long time. His party’s alliances with MK Stalin-led DMK is not very strong, and there are rumours that Congress is looking for a strong new regional support. Early this year Gujarat MLA and a big Dalit supporter Jignesh Mevani met Ranjith at his house in Chennai “for a traditional Tamil Nadu lunch”.

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