Tamil actor Rajini moans political system is 'rotten'

Rajinikanth was named Shivaji Rao Gaekwad after Chhatrapati Shivaji a Maratha warrior King

Rajinikanth was named Shivaji Rao Gaekwad after Chhatrapati Shivaji a Maratha warrior King

The actor rued that despite the presence of "efficient" politicians like M.K. Stalin (DMK) and Anbumani Ramadoss (PMK), the "system is affected". "But the system is rotten". He said the people's "thought processes" on politics and democracy had to be changed.

"I have my own duties and responsibilities and the same with you". Cho Ramasamy once told me if Stalin gets freedom, he can do an awesome job.

Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday told his fans to be ready when the war comes, but for now to focus on their families and profession.

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Rajinikanth, often tagged an "outsider" because of his Maharashtrian origins and his early years in Karnataka, took care to address the matter.

"I was in Karnataka only for 23 years and have been in Tamil Nadu for more than 40 years".

Tamil actor Rajinikanth on Friday triggered more speculation over his entry into politics with statements indicating that he is considering throwing his hat in the ring of state politics.

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The rumours gained momentum in 2014 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called him during a party campaign. And it could be just around the corner, for those who have watched him for decades believe that this is the biggest hint that he has ever given indicating that he will join politics. Speaking at the event, he said, "I would like to clear one thing alone".

The comments set tongues waging about his intentions on joining politics. "I am a pure Tamil, you have made me a Tamil", said the 66-year-old actor, who was born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad in Tamil Nadu's neighbouring Karnataka. "We will see when the war comes", said the superstar even as the packed audience burst into wild applause. The "Superstar" is keeping the guessing game on making everyone ponder on his prospects of taking the political plunge.

Stalin said on June 3, the birthday of party chief M Karunanidhi will be celebrated along with the Diamond Jubilee of the nonagenarian leader's 60-year long career in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.

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"Yes, there are people (like) M K Stalin who is a very efficient administrator. If you throw me out of this state, I'll go fall in Himalayas and not anywhere else", said the actor.

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