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Rajinikanth poses in a file photo.

Rajinikanth donates 50 lakh towards Tamil Nadu CM's Covid-19 relief fund

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2021 06:20 PM IST
  • Actor Rajinikanth on Monday met Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin and handed over a cheque for 50 lakh for the TN CM Public Relief Fund for Covid-19 relief.
Vivekh suffered a massive cardiac arrest due to 100 per cent blockage in a heart vessel.
Vivekh suffered a massive cardiac arrest due to 100 per cent blockage in a heart vessel.

Rajinikanth, Abhishek pay tribute to Vivekh: 'His demise has broken my heart'

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 02:36 PM IST
  • Rajinikanth said the news of Vivekh’s demise broke his heart. He has described the experience of working with the late actor as unforgettable.
Rajinikanth was recently felicitated with Dadasaheb Phalke award.
Rajinikanth was recently felicitated with Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Rajinikanth leaves for Hyderabad for Annaatthe shoot, see video

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 10:06 PM IST
  • Annaatthe, a rural action drama, marks the maiden collaboration of Rajinikanth and director Siva. In December 2020, the film's shoot came to a standstill after eight crew members tested positive for coronavirus.
Rajinikanth visits Ilayaraja’s new studio.
Rajinikanth visits Ilayaraja’s new studio.

Rajinikanth visits Ilayaraja’s new studio, see pics

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 01:25 PM IST
  • Rajinikanth paid a visit to Ilayaraja’s new music studio in Chennai.
Rajinikanth had to be hospitalized over the issue of fluctuating blood pressure.
Rajinikanth had to be hospitalized over the issue of fluctuating blood pressure.

Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe shoot delayed, Siva begins work on next with Suriya

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:45 PM IST
After Rajinikanth starrer Annaatthe's shoot was postponed owing the actor's ill health, director Siva has decided to get on with his next project, which will be with Suriya.
In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK was the largest partner in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and naturally, the Chief Minister will be from that party, Ravi, BJP’s state incharge, told. In picture - PM Narendra Modi and actor Rajinikanth.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK was the largest partner in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and naturally, the Chief Minister will be from that party, Ravi, BJP’s state incharge, told. In picture - PM Narendra Modi and actor Rajinikanth.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

BJP says it may seek Rajinikanth’s ‘support,’ again asserts it leads alliance in TN

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Asserting that its alliance with the AIADMK was strong, BJP national general secretary C T Ravi, however, said the NDA was led by his party and ‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ in the state as well, apparently indicating that it was not steered by the ruling party, the senior partner.
Actor Rajinikanth.(PTI)
Actor Rajinikanth.(PTI)

Rajinikanth junks plans to enter politics citing poor health

Hindustan Times | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:14 AM IST
The 70-year-old actor, who has a cult following, released a three-page statement on Twitter, apologising to his admirers and members of the Rajini Makkal Mandram, a group that has been working on the ground ever since he announced his plans to enter politics in 2017 after years of speculation.
Rajinikanth has also candidly accepted the criticism that would follow his announcement to quit politics. “Only I understand the pain of making this announcement,” he said in his letter.(PTI)
Rajinikanth has also candidly accepted the criticism that would follow his announcement to quit politics. “Only I understand the pain of making this announcement,” he said in his letter.(PTI)

‘Please accept my decision’: Rajinikanth urges in letter to fans

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Rajinikanth’s entry into the Tamil political arena was highly anticipated, however, the actor had always maintained a cautious stance, despite being vocal about many political events in the state.
Actor Kamal Haasan is seen in Chennai in this file photo. The Makkal Needhi Maiam leader has said he will meet Rajinikanth later.(PTI Photo)
Actor Kamal Haasan is seen in Chennai in this file photo. The Makkal Needhi Maiam leader has said he will meet Rajinikanth later.(PTI Photo)

‘Disappointed’, says Kamal Haasan after Rajinikanth drops political plans

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Superstar Rajinikanth said he will not take a plunge into politics and start a party as announced earlier, citing his frail health.
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth gestures during a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth gestures during a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)

‘Rajini’s wish, can’t force him to change mind’: Kin on superstar’s U-turn on political debut

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:56 PM IST
The 77-year-old R Sathyanarayana Rao said it’s his brother’s wish and one can’t force him to change his mind.
In a three-page statement that he posted on Twitter, the actor has apologised for not launching the party.(PTI)
In a three-page statement that he posted on Twitter, the actor has apologised for not launching the party.(PTI)

‘Only I know the pain’: Rajinikanth apologises for not launching political party

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Earlier this week, he was admitted to a private hospital with ‘severe hypertension and exhaustion’. He was discharged on December 27 and advised complete bed rest for a week.
Rajinikanth has been advised complete bed rest for a week following a bout of illness.(PTI)
Rajinikanth has been advised complete bed rest for a week following a bout of illness.(PTI)

Rajinikanth discharged from hospital, advised week’s bed rest

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:10 PM IST
Rajinikanth had declared that on December 31 he would announce the launch date for his political party but the hospital’s advice of complete bed rest for a week has cast a shadow over his plans.
Mammootty had wished speedy recovery for Rajinikanth who was discharged from the hospital on Sunday.
Mammootty had wished speedy recovery for Rajinikanth who was discharged from the hospital on Sunday.

Mammootty’s ‘speedy recovery’ wish for Rajinikanth goes viral: ‘Get well soon Soorya Anpudan Deva’

PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 04:40 PM IST
Malayalam star Mammootty had wished a speedy recovery for Rajinikanth on Twitter and the tweet went viral. Rajinikanth was discharged from the hospital.
Actor Rajinikanth discharged from Hyderabad hospital(ANI)
Actor Rajinikanth discharged from Hyderabad hospital(ANI)

Rajinikanth discharged from hospital, blood pressure stabilised

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 04:25 PM IST
The 70-year-old actor-turned-politician has been advised complete bed rest for a week now.
Rajinikanth is currently admitted in a Hyderabad hospital.
Rajinikanth is currently admitted in a Hyderabad hospital.

Rajinikanth’s blood pressure still high, hospital reveals nothing alarming in his test reports

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 11:46 AM IST
A Hyderabad official has said Rajinikanth continues to be under observation as his blood pressure is still on the higher side. Meanwhile, his test reports have not revealed anything alarming.
Rajinikanth has been admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad.
Rajinikanth has been admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad.

Rajinikanth admitted to hospital in Hyderabad after complaining of fluctuations in blood pressure

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Actor Rajinikanth was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad on Friday. His blood pressure has been showing ‘severe fluctuation’. He was in Hyderabad for a film shoot.
Tamil Nadu politics has witnessed prolonged sibling rivalry between Karunanidhi’s two sons.(PTI Photo/File)
Tamil Nadu politics has witnessed prolonged sibling rivalry between Karunanidhi’s two sons.(PTI Photo/File)

Alagiri to consult supporters on launching new party, meet Rajinikanth

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 01:35 PM IST
Alagiri dismissed questions of the DMK extending an olive branch to him.
Rajinikanth had reached Hyderabad earlier in the month for the shoot of Annaatthe.
Rajinikanth had reached Hyderabad earlier in the month for the shoot of Annaatthe.

8 crew members of Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe test positive for Covid 19, shoot halted

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Multiple Tamil news channels have reported that the shoot of Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe has been suspended after eight members, who were working on the current schedule, have tested positive for Covid 19.
MGR formed the breakaway faction the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK) which was later renamed as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).(HT photo)
MGR formed the breakaway faction the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK) which was later renamed as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).(HT photo)

MGR, Rajinikanth to Kamal Haasan: Matinee idols and Tamil Nadu politics

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 11:23 AM IST
Tamil Nadu has elected five chief ministers linked to cinema including three actors.
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth.(PTI)
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth.(PTI)

Anti-Sterlite agitation in Thoothukudi: Rajinikanth summoned in January for his remarks

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 09:22 PM IST
In May 2018, Rajinikanth had said that anti-social elements had infiltrated the protest, turning it violent, which is why police had opened fire
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin was addressing senior party leaders and functionaries at DMK headquarters on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin was addressing senior party leaders and functionaries at DMK headquarters on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Stalin sets Mission-200 for DMK, launches campaign to reject AIADMK

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:43 PM IST
The DMK has also announced the launch of another campaign titled, “We reject ADMK”, for which 1,600 party leaders will conduct 16,000 gram sabha meetings.
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan addressing a press conference(PTI File Photo)
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan addressing a press conference(PTI File Photo)

Will join hands with Rajinikanth if our ideologies match, says Kamal Haasan

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:03 AM IST
MNM fought the 2019 Lok Sabha polls but couldn’t win a seat but registered a 3.7% vote share. Haasan will be making his poll debut in the assembly elections next year, but he is yet to announce his constituency.
File photo: Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth.(PTI)
File photo: Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth.(PTI)

‘Wait for official word’: Rajinikanth’s RMM on reports attributing auto-rickshaw as poll symbol

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 08:56 PM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday assigned symbols to political parties in the run-up to the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry in 2021.
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder and actor Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference, in Chennai.(PTI)
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder and actor Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference, in Chennai.(PTI)

‘Just a phone call away’: Kamal Haasan on joining hands with Rajinikanth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:39 PM IST
On a potential alliance with Rajinikanth, the actor-politician Kamal Haasan said he is ready to set aside the differences and co-operate with each other for the larger public good.
Annaatthe stars Rajinikanth, Keerthy Suresh, Nayanthara among others.
Annaatthe stars Rajinikanth, Keerthy Suresh, Nayanthara among others.

Rajinikanth joins Annaatthe team in Hyderabad, see pic

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Actors Rajinikanth and Nayanthara reached Hyderabad on Sunday for the shoot of Annaatthe. On Monday, Rajinikanth joined the team too on the film’s sets.
he Rajnikanth fan club put out messages on social media that it was now or never for him to take political plunge and said they were all ready to ensure his political success. (Photo @soundaryaarajni)
he Rajnikanth fan club put out messages on social media that it was now or never for him to take political plunge and said they were all ready to ensure his political success. (Photo @soundaryaarajni)

Rajinikanth’s birthday cake spells out his political intent to those waiting

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 11:14 PM IST
Birthday wishes poured in for the megastar, including one from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On Rajinikanth’s birthday, PM Narendra Modi is among those who has wished him.
On Rajinikanth’s birthday, PM Narendra Modi is among those who has wished him.

Rajinikanth turns 70: Shatrughan Sinha calls him ‘real Guru Ghantal’, PM Modi wishes him ‘long, healthy life’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 06:25 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi and celebrities Shatrughan Sinha, AR Rahman, Mohanlal, Chiranjeevi and many others have wished Rajinikanth on his 70th birthday.
PM Modi will deliver the inaugural address at FICCI’s 93rd Annual General Meeting and Annual Convention on December 12(PTI Photo)
PM Modi will deliver the inaugural address at FICCI’s 93rd Annual General Meeting and Annual Convention on December 12(PTI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: PM Modi to address FICCI’s 93rd AGM, Annual Convention today and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Ending months of speculation, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth last week announced that he will make his political debut in January 2020.(ANI file photo)
Ending months of speculation, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth last week announced that he will make his political debut in January 2020.(ANI file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5pm: ‘Let Rajinikanth reveal his political policy’, says DMK chief on actor’s political plunge and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth gestures as he addresses a press conference to announce the launch of his political party in January 2021, in Chennai.(PTI)
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth gestures as he addresses a press conference to announce the launch of his political party in January 2021, in Chennai.(PTI)

Cong says several BJP leaders are associated with actor Rajinikanth’s political party

Chennai | By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:31 PM IST
He said Rajinikanth’s party is not yet registered, his proposed outfit’s ideology and programme are not known and there is no clarity on whether it will fight next year’s Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu independently or strike an electoral alliance.
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