Chennai: Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday (August 11) lauded Union home minister Amit Shah for scrapping Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and described Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah duo as "Krishna and Arjuna."

"My heartfelt congratulations to Amit Shah for Mission Kashmir. Hats off," he said in Chennai at the release of a book chronicling the two years of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in office.

While addressing the gathering, Rajinikanth said that PM Modi and Shah are like Lord Krishna and Arjuna.

However, "We don't know who is Krishna and Arjuna," added the actor, who has said he would launch his political party and contest the 2021 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.

The Krishna-Arjuna combination is credited with playing a key role in the Pandavas winning the Mahabharata battle against the Kauravas. Referring PM Modi and Shah with those names, Rajinikanth might have referred the BJP won the battle against Congress’ dynasty politics.

In a bold move, the Centre has last week revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status and announced it would be split it into two union territories — Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir, with the Bills in this regard being passed by the Parliament.