Actor Rajinikanth, who finally appeared ready to launch his political party, has put brakes on his political career. Two days after being discharged from hospital — where he was admitted on Friday following blood pressure fluctuation — the actor released a statement which read: “With extreme sadness I say that I can’t enter politics. I alone know the pain I went through while announcing this decision.”
“Without entering electoral politics, I will serve the people. This decision of mine will disappoint my fans and people but please forgive me,” the statement read.
Rajinikanth, who set up the Rajini Makkal Mandram two years ago, was set to announce his political party on December 31. The launch was scheduled for January, five months before the state elections in Tamil Nadu.