CHENNAI: Those who expected a Kamal-Rajini political potboiler in Tamil Nadu may have to wait longer as Rajinikanth has indicated that he may not make a political announcement on his birthday (December 12). After Kamal Haasan officially announced on his birthday on November 7 that he would launch a political party, all eyes have been on Rajini who had been giving signals of entering the field since May when he met his fans.
Asked when he would enter the field, Rajninikanth told reporters at Chennai airport on Wednesday: “There is no urgency to enter the field. I will meet my fans after my birthday.” Rajinikanth had earlier stated that he would meet his fans in September or October, but that was not to be. Some people considered close to the actor, including his brother Satyanarayana Rao Gaikwad, earlier this year told media that he would enter politics this year, but the superstar is yet to spell out his plans.
The nearest he came to baring his cards was in June when he said, “I am holding discussions over my political entry. I have not taken a decision. When I decide, I will tell you.” While interacting with his fans from 15 districts of Tamil Nadu in May, the 66-year-old said he would meet fans from the remaining 17 districts later. “When war comes, be ready,” he had exhorted the fans. Kamal Haasan, meanwhile, is going full steam. Addressing his fans on his birthday, he said: “This is just the beginning. I will hold 50 more meetings like this.” While Rajinikanth has completed shooting of his two announced films ‘Kaala’ and ‘2.0’, Kamal has his hands full.