Tamil superstar Rajinikanth hints at entering politics, says he is not afraid but hesitant

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New Delhi, Nov 17: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's fan could see him in his new Avatar in coming days. On Sunday, the superstar hinted that he may join politics in near future. At the launch of the audio and trailer of his tri-lingual action-thriller 'Lingaa', the 63-year-old actor said, "Politics is dangerous and deep. I am not afraid of politics, but hesitant. In politics you need strong roots".

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The Actor, further added, "I have been moving in the direction shown by God. If he desires that I should come to politics, I will serve the people".


'Lingaa' is expected to release on Rajinikanth's birthday on December 12. The film is being produced in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Oscar winner A R Rahman has scored the music. About the movie, Rajinikanth said doing films with social message is also a 'service to the society'.

The speculation of the megastar's plunging into politics gained momentum after he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi during run up to Lok Sabha election. Reports say that Rajnikanth is wooed vigorously by the BJP in Tamil Nadu to strengthen the party in the state keeping its eyes on 2016 assembly elections as it wanted to present an alternative to AIADMK and DMK.

In recent days various other parties have also wooed him, including Congress. But he always remained evasive about his new endeavour.
Newly appointed Congress chief in Tamil Nadu E V K S Elangovan recently said that he feels that actor should not enter politics.


"Rajinikanth should not come to politics at all. This is my opinion. He has fans in all political parties. He is widely respected by the Tamil Nadu people", Elangovan said.

The much adored actor, who came out in support of erstwhile Tamil Maanila Congress floated by Vasan's father G K Moopanar in 1996, should not confine himself to a small circle, he said. Elangovan, however, added "All citizens who are committed to secularism, including Rajinikanth are welcome to join Congress." As a national political party, Congress "is open to all citizens with enduring faith in secularism, inclusive growth and democratic values," he added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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