Superstar Rajinikanth, addressing fans in Chennai today at the beginning of a six-day outreach that is widely expected to end with him revealing his political debut on New Year's Eve, gave the strongest indication yet of his plans as he said, "I am not new to politics. I'm there since 1996. I don't say I am entering politics. I will announce my stand on politics on December 31."
Superstar Rajinikanth had a message for his fans today: When there's a war, I will call you, then you come. For his followers in Tamil Nadu and around the country it seemed like a war cry. Is Thalaivaa finally warming up to join politics?
To the BJP's invitation "into politics or the party", superstar Rajinikanth has offered no comment. "Whatever I had to say I said, now I have nothing more to say," was the actor's response when he was asked today about union minister Pon Radhakrishnan saying the BJP "welcomes" him.
Superstar Rajinikanth is all set to meet his fans after a gap of nine years starting today. This week, Rajinikanth will meet his fans and get individual pictures clicked with them. The 66-year-old actor had announced he'd meet his fans in April and get group pictures clicked with them but rescheduled the meet and greet session after fans insisted on getting individual pictures. Rajiniknath canceled that photoshoot promising to announce new dates, which starts today and will go on through this week. Fan clubs have started sharing pictures of Rajinikanth from the venue. The actor, dressed in black, addressed the crowd with his with a smile. Here are pics from Rajinikanth's conference with his fans.