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Rajini fans plan demo to urge actor to reconsider decision

CHENNAI: After virtual initiatives such as “We support Rajini” and “I support Rajini” failed to bring Rajinikanth into electoral politics, a section of the actor’s fans have decided to stage a mass demonstration on coming Sunday to convince him reconsider his decision. During the last couple of days, various WhatsApp groups of fans were flooded with […]

Rajinikanth exits as political reality kicks in

Rajinikanth’s announcement this week that he would not enter politics has taken fans by surprise. Assembly elections are just six months away in Tamil Nadu. The superstar, with his roots in Bengaluru, had earlier announced he would launch a party soon. Showtime spoke to actors and film critics to understand his many flip-flops. ‘He would […]

Dejected Rajini fan ends life over superstar’s U-turn from politics

A 34-year-old man from Panampattu ended his life on Wednesday night allegedly over disappointment of actor Rajinikanth announcing withdrawal from politics. VILLUPURAM: A 34-year-old man from Panampattu ended his life on Wednesday night allegedly over disappointment of actor Rajinikanth announcing withdrawal from politics. According to sources, the deceased, J Rajkumar, had put up a post […]

WATCH | Australia batsman David Warner greets fans on New Year by mimicking Rajinikanth

NEW DELHI: Australia opener David Warner on Friday greeted his fans on New Year by mimicking Tamil superstar Rajinikanth. Using the Reface app, Warner swapped the superstar’s face with his and posted a funny video on Instagram. “Requested by a lot of people Happy New Year #actor #movie,” Warner captioned the post. Warner, who plays […]

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

BENGALURU: Rajinikanth’s elder brother on Tuesday backed the Tamil superstar’s move to withdraw his decision to launch a political party. The 77-year-old R Sathyanarayana Rao said it’s his brother’s wish and one can’t force him to change his mind. When pointed to “lot of expectations” that people had on Rajinikanth’s planned political debut, Rao said: “We too […]

Rajinikanth announces he will not be entering politics after ‘warning from God’

The major announcement by Rajinikanth comes two days after his discharge from a hospital in Hyderabad where he was undergoing treatment after suffering from high blood pressure. Following widespread speculation regarding his political entry, Superstar Rajinikanth, who was set to make an important announcement regarding the launch of his political party on December 31, on Tuesday announced that he […]

Indian film star Rajinikanth ends political bid over health fears

The 70-year-old Tamil action hero said he will serve the people without entering electoral politics over health concerns. Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth has cancelled his plans to enter politics, saying a health scare had been “a warning from God”. The announcement came on Tuesday, one day after the 70-year-old Tamil action hero left hospital where […]

Rajinikanth not to launch political party, asks fans, people to forgive him

Actor Rajinikanth has said that he will not be foraying into politics and starting a political party, owing to his prevailing health conditions and the larger risk of the Covid-19 pandemic and the new strain of the virus. In a 3-page statement Tweeted out in Tamil, the actor apologized to fans and well-wishers who were […]

Rajinikanth discharged from hospital, receives warm welcome from wife Latha at home in Chennai

New Delhi: Superstar Rajinikanth had been admitted to Apollo hospital in Hyderabad for hypertension and exhaustion on Friday and was discharged a few days later on Sunday evening. A picture of his wife Latha giving him a warm welcome as he returns home in Chennai has been shared by his fans. In a press release by […]

Rajinikanth Discharged from Hospital, Salman Khan Plans to Release ‘Radhe’ on Eid 2021

After test reports of superstar Rajinikanth came out to be normal, Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad said on Sunday that he has been discharged from their care. He was admitted on Friday following BP fluctuations. In another news, Salman Khan shared that he plans to release Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai on Eid 2021 if coronavirus scare seems […]

Rajinikanth Discharged from Hospital, Advised Complete Bed Rest for One Week

After test reports of superstar Rajinikanth came out to be normal, Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad said on Sunday that he has been discharged from their care. “All the investigations reports have come in and there is nothing alarming in the reports. The team of doctors will evaluate him this afternoon and take a decision on […]

Rajinikanth Being Monitored Closely at Hyderabad Hospital After Severe Blood Pressure Fluctuations

Superstar Rajinikanth, who was admitted to a corporate hospital here with severe fluctuations in blood pressure on Friday, is being monitored closely, and medications to control his blood pressure are being carefully titrated, Apollo Hospital said. The 70-year-old will undergo further investigations on Saturday. The actor’s daughter is with him. “He is stable and is […]

LIVE Updates | Rajinikanth Hospitalised Due to Blood Pressure Issues, Wishes Pour in For Actor’s Speedy Recovery

Superstar Rajinikanth was on Friday admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad as he was suffering from severe blood pressure fluctuations, the hospital said in a statement. He was shooting for a movie there for the past 10 days and had isolated himself and is being monitored closely after a few people on the sets tested […]

Rajinikanth-starrer Annaatthe’s shooting stopped after 4 crew members test COVID-19 positive

New Delhi: Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Annaatthe’s shoot was halted on Wednesday (December 23) after four crew members tested positive for COVID-19. However, Rajinikanth and other cast and crew members have tested negative. The shooting has hence been stopped. Confirming the news, the production house Sun Pictures tweeted, “During routine testing at #Annaathe shoot 4 crew members […]

Rajinikanth’s Party Name, Symbol Fixed? EC Data Hints at Details Amid Haasan’s Offer to Join Hands

Though actor Rajinikanth has kept the public in suspense over the name of his party, the Election Commission’s list for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections has hinted that the superstar’s political outfit could be called ‘Makkal Sevai Katchi’. A few days ago, the EC released names of new parties registered along with the symbols allocated […]