Sometimes it is easy to be a superstar in filmdom. The worst that could happen is a film bombing at the box office. But politics is a different ball game. No wonder actor Rajinikanth dithered over two decades to say ‘yes’ to a political plunge.
More than 100 days after announcing his political intent + and branding it as "spiritual politics" on December 31, Rajinikanth is yet to unveil even the name of his party. This, when he expressed keenness for his party to contest the assembly election. "Let us focus on strengthening the fan club and making its presence felt in every street in the state. Until that time, there is no need for us to react to developments," he had said.
"My fear is the media. Wherever I go they will push a microphone in front of me and ask me for my opinion," Rajinikanth told reporters a week later, when he met to thank them. His rousing speech at a private university on March 5 raised expectations of the people to a different level, as he knew how to connect with the audience. But, he is yet to follow it up with another show.