Rajinikanth's 6-Day Fan Meet Begins Today In Chennai

"For that, I will need a strategy", adding that he would announce his decision on 31 December reported Hans. He had triggered fan frenzy in May this year when he said, "If God wills it, I will enter politics tomorrow".

However, he said, this does not mean that he would enter politics, but that he would announce his stance on politics on the last day of 2017. I had earlier said that let's face it when the war comes. "As of now, God wants me to be an actor, and I am happy with that", he said. According to reports, Rajinikanth is likely to float his own political outfit and may not join right wing nor the left wing.

Addressing his fans at the Raghavendra Mandabam in Kodambakkam here on the first day of his meet an greet with fans, the veteran actor said his knowledge about politics is the reason behind his treading carefully.

The superstar's political stand has been much speculated upon since 1996 when he made a strong political comment that impacted that year's election results.

Talking about his political plunge, he said, "More than the general public, the press is curious my political entry".

South Chennai Congress district secretary, Karate Thiagarajan, whom Rajini is said to have met, revealed in an interview with Thanthi TV that the actor will start a new party.

Looks like the suspense on whether or not Rajinikanth will enter politics will finally come to an end on December 31. In May, he said the "system is rotten" despite the presence of "efficient" leaders like DMK's MK Stalin - the son of Karunanidhi - and PMK's Anbumani Ramadoss.

Rajini said more than the people, the media is interested in knowing about his political plans. The possibility of his entry into politics has been debated for about two decades, but has revived now in view of a perceived political vacuum in Tamil Nadu after the demise of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa. Had I not known them, I would have taken the plunge a long before.

  • Kyle Peterson