Rajinikanth to reveal his political stand on 31 December

Jenna Warner
December 27, 2017

I am not new to politics but it has become a little late. "I have not said I will enter politics but only that I will reveal my decision on December 31". "I will announce a decision on December 31st", Superstar Rajinikanth announced.

Rajinikanth in a meeting with fans in May made some cryptic statements on his political plans.

"I am not new to politics".

Addressing his fans at the Raghavendra Mandabam in Kodambakkam here on the first day of his meet an greet with fans, the veteran actor said his knowledge about politics is the reason behind his treading carefully.

Talks of Rajnikanth, and actor Kamal Haasan, foraying into Tamil Nadu politics sprung up following the death of chief minister J Jayalalithaa in December 2016. "I have my own duties and responsibilities and the same with you". I am not new to politics.

The actor, who has been giving out hints about his political entry for several months now, said that he is hesitant about taking the plunge because he has already had some experience with politics in the past.

Being vocal about State politics as early as 1996, rumours of Rajinikanth's political entry have being doing the rounds repeatedly.

"We need both prudence and strategy to enter politics", he said.

Rajinikanth, who has dominated southern films like a colossus for the past four decades and enjoys nearly demigod-like status among his legion of followers, is expected to announce his political debut on the last day. In May, he said the "system is rotten" despite the presence of "efficient" leaders like DMK's MK Stalin - the son of Karunanidhi - and PMK's Anbumani Ramadoss. Here the war is elections and I'm strategising my victory that if I go war, I'll win.

He said more than the people, the media was interested in knowing about his political plans. "Rajinikanth will certainly enter politics but he won't be announcing it anytime soon. I won't work with such people", he had said.

Other reports by Insurance News

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