A throng of celebrities from showbiz as well as politics made the occasion an affair to remember
Rajinikanth said he is not afraid but hesitant to join politics
Rajinikanth's son-in-law Dhanush, who will next be seen in VIP 2, was asked if Rajinikanth will indeed join politics, and he said: "Rajinikanth is the people's man, he is so loved." Dhanush also added that the Thalaivar will do what he thinks is best for his people.
Superstar Rajinikanth has tweeted a request to the Tamil Nadu government, asking it to reconsider a 30 per cent municipal tax on movie tickets introduced after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was launched at midnight last Friday. "Keeping in mind the livelihood of lakhs of people in the Tamil film industry, I sincerely request the TN GOVT to seriously consider our plea," said Rajinikanth, 66, who is shooting for a new film in Mumbai and has kept fans guessing on whether he will join politics soon.
Soundarya, Rajiniknath's younger daughter, says that the actor's family will stand by him if he decides to join politics.
South superstar Rajinikanth, who is speculated to join active politics soon, today said that he is discussing the prospects with political leaders and he would make an announcement once he finalises it. "I have not denied it. We are discussing and yet to take a decision. Once I take a decision, I will inform you," the actor told reporters at the Chennai airport, when asked about his meeting with several political leaders.