Superstar Rajinikanth to enter politics
Rajinikanth, the wildly popular Indian cinema star who inspires almost godlike adulation in some parts of the country, announced his entry into politics Sunday. The 67-year-old actor’s announcement ended a wait of almost two decades for many of his fans, especially in the southern state of Tamil Nadu where he is revered and referred to simply as “The Superstar”. “I will form my own political party and contest from all 234 seats in the next (state) assembly election,” he told a hall packed with supporters in the state capital Chennai. The state, home to 72 million people, has been hit…
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