It's not surprising to see film actors in politics, and the present Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, who acted in films before foraying into politics, is a perfect example. Now, grapevine has it that South Indian Superstar Rajinikanth would join Narendra Modi for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The reports of Rajinikanth's possible political stint came not long after Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was named the prime ministerial candidate for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Tamil Nadu unit of BJP has sent out feelers to superstar Rajinikanth, who is close to Modi, according to a report by The Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/regional/kannada/news-interviews/Modi-effect-Rajinikanth-to-join-politics/articleshow/22651107.cms
There are even reports that BJP has invited the Superstar to attend the youth rally at Trichy to be addressed by Modi on 26 September, but L Ganesan, National Executive Committee member, BJP denied the reports, saying that he didn't belong to any political party and no personally invitation has been sent out to anybody.
Ganesan however told ANI, "I wish, I hope and I pray that Rajinikanth also will give a call to the people and support BJP." He didn't rule out inviting the Superstar, saying that they would take the final call later.
However, the reports of Rajinikanth's political entry seem to be just a publicity stunt, as the veteran actor has not spelled even a word on it.
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth is awaiting the release of his much-hyped film, "Kochadaiiyaan" which is scheduled to hit the theatres on his birthday, 12 December.
Starring Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone and Shobana in the lead roles, "Kochadaiiyaan" is an epic film directed by Soundarya R. The trailer of the film has gone viral on YouTube, getting over three million views in just 12 days.
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