We are in discussion, will inform everyone when I decide: Rajinikanth on political entry
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We are in discussion, will inform everyone when I decide: Rajinikanth on political entry

Talking about his much-anticipated political entry, superstar Rajinikanth has admitted that he has been meeting political leaders. He also said that a decision is yet to be made and assured fans that he will inform everyone as soon as he decides.

regional movies Updated: Jun 23, 2017 10:01 IST
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Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth meeting with a fan in Chennai on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI5_19_2017_000120A)(PTI)

Superstar Rajinikanth, who is rumoured to be gearing up for his political entry has said he is in discussions with political leaders and will announce once things are finalised.

Superstar Rajinikanth shoots for Kaala Karikaalan in Mumbai on Monday night. (PTI)

When asked about his meeting with political leaders over the last few weeks, Rajinikanth told reporters at the Chennai airport on Thursday, “I don’t deny meeting them. We are in discussion and yet to take a decision. When I decide, I will inform everyone.”

Last month, while addressing a large gathering of his fans, Rajinikanth clarified that he hasn’t completely ruled out a career in politics and that he will take the path if god willing. Talking at the fans’ meet, he said, “God decides what we have to do in life at every phase. Right now, he wants me to be an actor and I’m fulfilling my responsibility. If god willing, I will enter politics tomorrow. If I enter, I will be very truthful and will not entertain people who are in this to make money. I won’t work with such people.”

Talking about his brief stint in politics when he supported DMK part in 1996 Tamil Nadu assembly elections, he had said it was a political accident. “Supporting a political alliance 21 years ago was a mistake on my part. My name was misused by a lot of politicians and some of them even earned money using my name. My support is for no party,” he added.

Rajinikanth during shooting of his next film, Kaala Karikalan, in Mumbai on Monday. (PTI)

Rajinikanth also advised his fans to stay away from drinking and smoking at the meeting. He said that not only does these habits affect someone’s health but also their decision making ability. “I always used to wonder how people can lose their whole wealth because of drinking. It took me a while to realise that drinking leads to bad decision making and a few bad decisions and end someone’s life. I have been personally affected by drinking and smoking, please don’t fall prey to it.”

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First Published: Jun 23, 2017 09:02 IST