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Chennai sources reported that invoking Amma, former Chief Minister of Tamilnadu late J Jayalalitha, a mouthpiece of ruling AIADMK, has slammed actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan along with a group of film directors who are critical of the party, calling them a “gang of clowns”. Meanwhile a poem published in Tamil daily 'Namadhu Amma' called Rajinikanth and Haasan jokers nursing newfound bravado to flaunt political ambitions post Jayalalitha.
Accordingly it refers to Kamal Hassan as "coward", taking a swipe at him for his political foray. It also ridiculed superstar Rajinikanth for announcing his political debut in December last year after Amma’s death and Rajinikanth is yet to announce his party’s name. Furthermore the poem published in the Thursday edition of AIADMK newspaper begs Amma to visit St George Fort and put a stop to the ‘clowns’.
The poet roared "Would these pygmies have dared to wag their tails
when Amma was alive", roared the poet under pen name Chitraguptan. Moreover
the poem begins thus "Just because that one word I, J. Jayalalitha is not
heard anymore, the coward who had howled he would flee the country has now got
the courage to launch his maiyam; superstar too has got the ardor to launch a