Megastar Rajinikanth likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to Lord Krishna and Arjuna.

The actor made the remarks at the book launch of Listening, Learning and Leading chronicling Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu’s two years in office in Chennai on Sunday.

The launch was being hosted by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar. Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam were also present on the occasion.

Congratulating Amit Shah’s ‘Mission Kashmir’, a ‘ fantastic move’, he said, “We don’t know who is Krishna and who is Arjuna. It is only they know (Modi and Shah),” quoted IANS.

Lord Krishna is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu and features along with his disciple and heir to the Pandava clan Arjuna in the epic Mahabharata.

Last week, the central government revoked Article 370, ending the special status it granted to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, through a Presidential order, and announced its split into two union territories-Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.

Rajinikanth plans to launch his political party ahead of the 2021 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.The state’s ruling AIADMK backed the government’s move in the parliament while the opposition DMK criticised it.

Actor turned politician Kamal Haasan who launched his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam or MNM in Tamil Nadu last year, said the government’s move was a “clear assault on democracy.”

It is extremely regressive and autocratic. Article 370 and 35A have a genesis. Any change has to be in a consultative manner,” Mr Haasan had said, quoted NDTV.