Narendra Modi yesterday called on Tamil 'Superstar' Rajnikanth at his Poes Garden residence in Chennai.
After arriving at the airport, the Gujarat Chief Minister drove straight to Rajnikanth's residence where the meeting lasted a short while.
The nature of the discussions between them was not known immediately.
Modi was attired in a saffron shirt and dhoti and greeted Rajnikanth on the eve of Tamil New Year.
The Gujarat Chief Minister also posted a picture of him with the actor on Twitter.
The meeting assumes significance as Modi visited the actor in the run up to the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, where BJP is contesting in a six-party rainbow alliance.
Though Rajnikanth has not openly supported any party, the saffron party hopes the actor's fans would lean towards it and its allies, which is contesting all 39 seats in the state.
Modi also addressed an election rally in Chennai, the first ever rally after the elections were announced.
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