After Kamal Haasan, it could be the turn of Rajinikanth to announce his political plunge. Rajini is likely to re veal his politi cal entry on December 12, his birthday, said sources close to the actor.
"Rajini would form a separate party. He will not join any other party , including BJP," said a source.
If BJP is keen on roping Rajini into its fold, either as its member or an ally, before the Lok Sabha election, Rajini would preserve his energy for the assembly election, which he wants to be a Stalin vs Rajini fight.
Kamal, on the other hand, is working towards building up base from the grass-roots level.
"Being spiritual, Rajini cannot be a Leftist. Not being a hardliner, he cannot be a rightist either. He will be a centrist as that alone will attract all sections of society," said the source.
Rajini is unlikely to do caste-centric politics in Tamil Nadu, where he has the advantage of an outsider, said writer Stalin Rajangam.