South superstar Rajinikanth, who met his fans in Chennai, on Tuesday said that he will spell out his stand on entering politics on December 31. "I'm hesitant to enter politics since I know its dynamics. I'm not saying I will join politics...I will announce my stand on December 31, the actor said addressing his fans.
The 67-year-old actor would be meeting about 900-1000 fans covering as many as 18 districts, which includes Chennai and Kancheepuram, during the six days ending December 31.
Rajinikanth has stridden the Tamil cine world like a colossus for the past four decades and enjoys almost a demigod-like status among his legion of followers. The possibility of his entry into politics has been debated for about two decades, but has revived now in view of a perceived political vacuum in Tamil Nadu after the demise of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
I am not new to politics. I got delayed.Entering is equal to victory. I will announce a decision on December 31: Rajinikanth pic.twitter.com/0WsH67ZLeS— ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2017
Earlier, the actor had said that the "system is rotten" despite the presence of "efficient" leaders like DMK's MK Stalin and PMK's Anbumani Ramadoss.
Addressing his fans in May for a similar photo-op, Rajinikanth had said, "Let us face the war when it comes" which was seen as an indication that he might enter politics.