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MGR could, Jaya could, Rajini can’t

Rajinikanth had publicly announced his decision to enter politics, a decision that would have changed Tamil Nadu politics drastically. He was set to reveal the name of his party on December 31. Then he fell ill. Seeing that as an order from God, he said: “I regret to announce that I am not in a […]

‘Kaala’ records lowest ever opening for Rajinikanth film

Mumbai: In what could be perceived as a shocking setback to the Rajinikanth legend, his latest release “Kaala” has opened to an underwhelming response. It is one of the lowest-recorded openings in recent times for a Rajinikanth starrer. What gives? Actor-activist Vishal Krishna who heads the Tamil Nadu Films Producers’ Council (TFPC) says it’s too […]

Thalapathy Vijay Beats Rajinikanth at Tamil Nadu Box Office With Master’s Fantastic Performance

With Master’s stupendous performance at the Box Office, the industry has finally opened to thinking positive about releasing films on the big screens. The Thalapathy Vijay starrer has crossed the benchmark of Rs 200 crore worldwide with Rs 100 crore in Tamil Nadu alone. Not just that, the Lokesh Kanagaranj-directorial has also made Vijay the only star […]

Post Rajini exit, DMK to share fewer seats with allies

Chennai: A DMK source revealed that the party leadership has consented to the proposal of its poll analyst Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) to restrict the allies to around three dozen seats so that the party could contest in over 190 seats on its own.A discussion to this effect was believed to have happened between the […]

Rajinikanth not to resume Annaatthe shoot anytime soon?

The makers of Superstar Rajinikanth’s much-anticipated film, Annaatthe, are not likely to resume the shoot anytime soon. The film, which has been in the making since December 2019, was recently stalled after eight crew members tested positive for the novel coronavirus. They were supposed to wrap up the shoot in April. However, the production got […]

Thoothukudi firing: Rajini seeks video call to join hearing

Madurai: Rajini’s advocate Ilam Bharathi, appearing on behalf of the actor, sought video conferencing facility for Rajini to appear and cooperate with the inquiry.The commission headed by retired High Court Judge Aruna Jagadeesan on December 12 last year issued summons to the actor to appear before the commission on January 19 in Thoothukudi. After appearing before […]

Rajini to appear online before Tuticorin panel

Chennai: Actor Rajinikanth may appear before Justice (retired) Aruna Jagadeesan Commission probing the police-firing on the anti-Sterlite protesters in Tuticorin in May 2018 that claimed 14 lives online. Remember it has summoned Rajinikanth to appear before it on 19 January, during its 24th sitting. Rajinikanth has been asked to appear before the commission at its […]

Rajinikanth’s Rajini Makkal Mandram says members free to resign, join other parties

Days after Rajinikanth announced his decision not to venture into politics, the Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) in a statement on Monday said the members are free to resign and join other political parties. In the statement, Rajinikanth’s RMM said member can join any other party provided they resign from the present post. The statement by […]

Party leaders free to quit and join other political parties: Rajini Makkal Mandram

A week ago, Rajinikanth issued a statement clarifying he has no plans to revisit his decision to stay away from electoral politics and urged his fans not to pressure him further. As a few of its district functionaries quit to join the DMK, Rajinikanth’s proposed political outfit Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) issued a statement Monday saying […]

Rajinikanth’s fan club says members free to join any political party after a few join DMK

New Delhi: A recent announcement from actor Rajinikanth’s unified fan club has said that their members are free to join other political parties if they wish. It added that they could join any party of their choice, after submitting their resignation to the Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM).  This announcement comes after a few RMM functionaries […]

Fans dejected with Thaliavar? Rajini Makkal Mandram office-bearers join DMK

CHENNAI; Three district secretaries of Rajini Makkal Mandram joined the DMK in the presence of party president M K Stalin here on Sunday. The development is following actor Rajinikanth’s recent abandonment of his plan to enter politics and face the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, due during April-May this year. District secretaries of Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram […]

For dejected Rajini fans, the offers keep coming

CHENNAI: Rajinikanth may have turned his back on electoral politics, but for his fans and supporters, crestfallen after his December 29 decision, a political career could still be on the horizon. Over the past week, many long-time fans of the actor have received offers from virtually every party in the Tamil Nadu, the DMK being the […]

No change in plan, Rajini makes it clear to fans

CHENNAI: Actor Rajinikanth on Monday made an appeal to his fans, asking them not to conduct any events urging him to enter politics. The actor was referring to the demonstration held by his fans at Valluvar Kottam on Sunday. After going back-and-forth for a while, the actor recently made it clear that he was not going […]

Don’t urge me to join politics: Rajinikanth tells his protesting fans

CHENNAI: Top star Rajinikanth on Monday categorically said he would not enter politics and appealed to his fans to not organise any events to urge him to reconsider his decision. A day after his fans held an agitation here, urging him to reverse his choice, the actor said he has already made known his decision […]

Rajinikanth fans stage demonstration in Chennai, urge him to change his decision to stay away from politics

‘Va Thalaiva Va’ (Come leader), ‘Ipo Ilana epovum illa’ (If not now, never) were some of the slogans raised by the fans who came together at the demonstration site. The demonstration which started around 10 am on Sunday was wrapped around 12:30 pm. Actor Rajinikanth’s fans gathered in large numbers at the Valluvar Kottam in Chennai […]