A report in India Today states that the Rajini was advised by senior RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy to float his own outfit. According to the report, it was a proposal made so that the BJP could gain entry into TN while riding on the popularity of the superstar.
The BJP feels that it could take advantage of the ongoing problems in the AIADMK which is the ruling party in the state. The BJP according to the report wants to project Rajini as the chief ministerial candidate. However there is no clarity on the details and to talk about a CM candidate now does not appear to add up since the elections are four years away.
Meanwhile, the report also states that Rajini was advised by the megastar not to enter active politics. Bachchan himself did not have a happy outing in politics in the 1980s. He had won the Allahabad seat on a Congress ticket. Bachchan however quit politics later.