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Narendra Modi Seeds Political Ambition in Rajinikanth?

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Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12:22 [IST]

Gujarat Chief Minister and the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi seems to be taking the nation by storm with his campaigns. The politician, who enjoys a huge fan following in online platforms, has a good number of followers in Tamil Nadu too, in spite of BJP struggling to make any impact in terms of votes and seats in Tamil Nadu. The latest person reportedly inspired by Modi is none other than Tamil superstar Rajinikanth.

According to reports, Narendra Modi's style of working has impressed Rajinikanth a lot. In fact, it has seeded the political ambition in Rajinikanth, who has often expressed his wish to enter politics. The Tamil Nadu BJP unit has reportedly sent feelers to Rajini to have him in the BJP. Recently, the party's state president Pon Radhakrishnan made an appeal to Rajini to enter politics.

Pon Radhakrishnan is currently in Trichy supervising preparations for a youth rally and Narendra Modi will be attending the event on September 26. It is well-known that the Tamil superstar is a close friend of the Gujarat Chief Minister, and political observers are closely looking at the chances of Rajinikanth lending his support to Modi and joining politics. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...

Rajini Associated With Political Parties

Rajinikanth had earlier openly supported a few political parties. He had also expressed his wish to take a plunge into politics.

Rajini Refuses To Comment

But in the recent years, Rajinikanth had stayed away from politics. Whenever media quizzed about him entering politics, he had refused to comment and had pointed his finger to sky saying that it is not in his hands, but God has to decide it.

What His Close Friend Says?

Well, his close friends has something else to say. Rajini's close friend Raj Bahadur from Bangalore, had earlier told Oneindia, "Rajinikanth will never enter politics. Please write it down today. People love him as an actor."

Rajini Is An 'Ajatashatru'

He continues, "He is an 'Ajatashatru' (Meaning: One who has no enemies). But the moment you enter politics, one will automatically have rivals, who will try to pull you down."

Time Will Answer

Will Rajinikanth enter politics? Does Modi effect make the superstar to finally take a plunge into politics? Time will answer.

Rajini's Next Movie

Meanwhile, Rajinikanth is busy with his forthcoming movie Kochadaiyaan directed by his daughter Soundarya Ashwin.

Kochadaiyaan

Kochadaiyaan also features Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, Sarath Kumar and others in the cast.

Release

The audio of the film will release during Diwali and the film is likely to release either on Rajini's birthday (December 12) or in January 2014 for Pongal.

Topics: rajinikanth, narendra modi
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Story first published:  Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 11:39 [IST]
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