Chennai: It finally happened. After decades of speculation, denials and flip-flops, Rajinikanth finally announced his political entry.
Cheered on by hundreds of supporters at a marriage hall in Chennai, Rajinikanth stopped short of announcing a political party, but said he will launch one at an “appropriate time” to contest all 234 seats in the Tamil Nadu assembly elections.
Sources close to the actor told media that he would likely name his party and chalk out a strategy by January 14, the day Tamil Nadu celebrates the harvest festival of Pongal.
The announcement ended two decades of speculation over the entry of the actor, who enjoys cult status in Tamil cinema, in the political arena.
"I am joining politics and it is for sure," said the actor clad in a spotless white kurta and sporting a grey beard.