Superstar Rajinikanth at the meet-and-greet.
There was obviously a wave of jubilation for his fans at Raghavendra Wedding Hall when the superstar of Indian cinema walked in dressed in a black kurta.
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At the meet-and-greet, Rajini spoke on a host of issues and advised his fans to refrain from alcohol.
He said, “God decides what we have to do in life. Right now, he wants me to be an actor and I’m fulfilling my responsibility.”
That was enough for the media mills to work overtime and speculate on which party Rajini’s force be with. Of course, given the bonhomie Rajini has shown with the BJP, most predicted that he will spearhead the party in Tamil Nadu.
Compared to its presence in north India, BJP’s base in Tamil Nadu is nascent where the regional parties – the DMK and the AIADMK – have been in dominance for decades.
Swamy said, “Rajinikanth’s following is not an ideological one but a cult-based. Rajini will fail in politics. His talks of a ‘political plunge if God decides’ is a joke.”
Rajinikanth had destroyed AIADMK’s political hopes in 1996 with his now famous quote, “If Jayalalithaa is voted back to power, even god cannot save Tamil Nadu.” That single statement led to DMK and Tamil Manila Congress alliance winning the elections. Now addressing his fans, Rajini said that he regrets supporting the political alliance 21 years ago.
Many superstars have had successful political careers in Tamil Nadu, the most famous being M.G. Ramachandran.
What do you say? Should Rajini or shouldn’t?