"Everyone knows that he is a strong leader and able administrator. He is my well wisher and I am his well wisher. I wish him all the best for his future. All the time God should be always with him. I pray God whenever he thinks, whatever he thinks should happen," Rajinikant said.

Posing for the media outside his residence, the actor shook hands and hugged Modi.

“I am happy he is here,” he said.

Rajinikant, who keeps a good distance from politics, said, "This is not a political meeting."

In an attempt to put at rest speculation doing the rounds whether he would express support to the BJP, Rajinikant, said, "When Modiji visited me when I was hospitalised, I had invited him to have a cup of tea with me whenever he came to Chennai. So he has come now."

Responding to his good wishes, Modi said, "I wished him on the eve of Tamil New Year. He is a good friend."

Soon after his arrival here from electioneering in Karnataka, Modi drove to the residence of Rajinikant from the airport and spent about 30 minutes. Modi also posted a picture of him with the 'superstar' on Twitter.

It was not immediately known whether the meeting between the two ended just with exchanging of pleasantries and greetings or there was any political discussion in the backdrop of April 24 polls, which the BJP is contesting as part of a six-party alliance headed by it.

(Agencies)

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