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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Va Va Thalaiva, chant fans

CHENNAI: Chants of ‘va va thalaiva’ (come, my leader) and ‘mattruvom mattruvom, elavatrayum mattruvom’ (we will change everything) thundered in Valluvar Kottam on Sunday. Not having the heart to accept that their beloved actor will not take the political plunge, thousands of Rajinikanth fans staged a dharna on Sunday, urging the actor to rethink his decision. […]

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan popular film stars, but ‘marginal players’ in politics: Mani Shankar Aiyar

NEW DELHI: Describing Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan as “marginal political players”, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has said they remain very popular film stars but are unable to attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms. Aiyar, who has been named in three key panels set up by the Congress for […]

Rajinikanth fans throng Valluvar Kottam, invite actor to take plunge into Tamil Nadu politics

CHENNAI: At least 3000 fans of popular actor Rajinikanth gathered at Valluvar Kottam on Sunday morning, in an attempt to persuade the superstar to take the plunge into politics.  Chanting, ‘Va va Thalaiva’ (Come, my leader) and ‘Mattruvom Mattruvom, elavatrayum mathuvom’ (Let us change everything), the enthusiastic crowd had gathered from several districts across the State. […]

No means no: Rajinikanth tells fans not to ask him to reconsider decision

New Delhi: Actor Rajinikanth has made it clear that his health takes priority above all else, despite fans holding demonstrations urging him to venture into politics formally. “I had earlier stated my reasons for not foraying into politics. My decision has been conveyed,” he said in a statement to his fans. The veteran actor also humbly […]

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 […]


Superstar Rajinikanth said in a recent statement that he is not going to start a political party due to his health condition. Although Rajinikanth’s fans were dissatisfied with his decision, it was ultimately accepted by most of the fans, regardless of his health. But a few have condemned Rajinikanth’s decision and insisted that he start […]

Rajinikanth Fan Club Instructs His Followers To Skip Event Protesting His Political Exit

In a strict warning to all Rajinikanth fans, his official Fan club – Rajini Makkal Mandram on Monday, issued a diktat instructing his followers to not participate in a protest at Valluvar Thottam on January 10. The protest, allegedly organised by a section of Rajini fans, was protesting against the Superstar’s political decision – presumably […]

1996 To 2020: Timeline Of Rajinikanth’s Political Interventions & How It Impacted TN Polls

Disputing popular accounts from several leaders in Tamil Nadu, veteran actor Rajinikanth addressed the media on December 3, 2020, where he decisively claimed that he would enter politics and the finer points of his party’s hierarchy will be charted out by January 1, 2021. Admittedly, the news sent shockwaves across the country as regional parties scrambled in […]