Asia’s highest paid actor Rajinikanth has dumped appearing as he plans to fill within the hole following final yr’s loss of life of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram, one other movie star who ventured into politics.
Reports quoted Rajinikanth as saying that he was getting into politics to carry stability to Tamil Nadu state following the uncertainty brought on by Jayaram’s loss of life.
He stated it was now his “duty to change the system”.
The 67-year-old, who works principally in Tamil cinema, stated that he would type his personal political occasion forward of the following Indian state meeting election to attain his purpose.
Addressing a packed corridor of cheering supporters within the southern Indian metropolis of Chennai (previously Madras) on Sunday, Rajinikanth stated that his purpose was to contest “all 234 seats” within the meeting.
“If I don’t take this decision now, the guilt will haunt me,” he stated, including: “I am not doing it for any post or money or fame as I have enough.”
Fans let off fire-crackers, danced to music and shouted slogans of assist following the announcement, AFP information company experiences.
Rajinikanth’s entrance into politics was broadly anticipated after the actor dropped a number of hints that he was contemplating the transfer.
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