Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said that mere stardom, fame and money cannot guarantee success in politics. He added that something more was needed to succeed in this foray.

“If you have to succeed in politics, merely name, fame and money are not enough. It is something else that is needed,” Rajinikanth said in Chennai at inauguration of actor Shiva Ganeshan’s memorial, in what might be a direct hit on Kamal Haasan, who was also in attendance and has given subtle hints about making entry into politics.

“It takes little more than stardom to be a successful politician. I really don’t know the secret, but I think Kamal Haasan knows it. Maybe he would have told me that two months back. Now, he is asking to join hands,” he added.

Rajinikanth’s possible entry into politics has been talk of the town for several months, however the actor has not said anything clearly on the topic. Kamal Haasan is also likely to enter the world of politics soon and hinted the same on television show Bigg Boss Tamil’s grand finale.

“I cannot directly state what I have to say because of certain rules and regulations, but I will definitely come. I will come, not because I am hungry for power but because of the love of my people,” he had said.

Tamil Nadu has been in political turmoil since the death of former chief minister Jayalalithaa due to infighting in AIADMK.

The 28,300 sq ft memorial, honouring Sivaji Ganesan, has been built by the Public Works Department at a cost of Rs 2.80 crore at Adyar in the Dravidian style of architecture.

Ganesan had acted in over 300 films and won many coveted laurels including the Dada Saheb Phalke award,  the highest award in India for people involved in film industry.