26
Tuesday
September 2017
6:22 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Entertainment News
Rajinikanth speaks about political ambitions
 
(May 15, 2017):Tamil superstar Rajinikanth today said he had no desire to joins politics, but if he did, he would show the door to all "money-minded" people.

The actor said he had no political ambition, but was often dragged into political debates despite stressing that he was "neither an influential political leader nor a social activist."

"My life is in the hands of God. I'm not sure what he has in store for me. But I'll always perform the duty that he bestows on me. So, don't feel disappointed if I don't enter politics," he told fans at a gathering here.

But if he did join politics, he would ensure that there would be no place for those seeking material gain.

"Money-minded people will be shunned. So, I warn you now itself to stay away," he said.

In 1996, the 66-year-old actor had supported the DMK-TMC alliance in Tamil Nadu, which swept the polls that year. But he has not been involved in any political activity since then, he said.

"(But) my name has been dragged into politics for the past two decades. I am pushed to clarify during every election that I'm not affiliated to any political party," he said.

Rajinikanth regretted that he had not been able to meet fans as regularly as he wished to.

"I was supposed to meet you all two months ago but had to postpone it to accommodate more fans. So, I cancelled the previous meet-and-greet session. Later, I was supposed to go to Sri Lanka for an event. Again I had to cancel it for various reasons. A lot of media reports followed saying, 'Rajinikanth doesn't stick to his decision. He is apprehensive' and so on."

He said he thought "wisely" before he took a decision.

"If you step into the water and later realise that there are crocodiles in it, you shouldn't brave them and refuse to step out of the water. Such blind courage will take you nowhere," he said.

He shrugged off allegations that he did "certain stunts" before a film's release to ensure its success at the box office.

"With the blessings of my fans and Tamils intact, I don't need to do that. My fans are not fools to be deceived by this.

A film will succeed only if it is good. Even if you do somersaults, bad content will flunk," he said.

The actor had some advice to give his fans not to touch alcohol and cigarettes.

"Please take care of your families and children. Give up drinking and smoking. Even wealthy people in business have lost their empires because of alcohol addiction, which not only spoils one's physical health but mental well-being, too.

It will diminish your decision-making skills and your crucial decisions in life will eventually go wrong," he warned.(PTI)


Lal-Vijay clash ahead
Tamannaah is "Queen" in Telugu
Hrithik to play mathematician Anand Kumar in 'Super 30'
'Newton' is India's official entry to Oscars 2018
This Malayali made Tamil music video is the new You Tube sensation
Title song of 'Julie 2' out
Rajinikanth first choice if I make 'King Lear': Bhardwaj
Mohanlal accepts PM Modi's invitation
First Song of 'Udaharanam Sujatha' out
Finally, 'Ramaleela' gets a release date
'Even if my journey ends now, I have nothing to lose'
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's memoir to release next month
'Baadshaho' to release in Pakistan tomorrow
'Julie 2' is a clean adult, family movie: Pahlaj Nihalani
Leonardo DiCaprio being considered for Joker's role
Pranav to take on Mohanlal's villain in 'Aadhi'
Selena Gomez's hacked Instagram shares nude photos of Bieber
Films should raise adult issues with innocence: Ayushamnn
Boy inspired from Dwayne Johnson movie saves younger brother
Actor Jay Thomas dies
KERALA NEWS
Solar Commission report submitted to Pinarayi Vijayan
 (Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 26, 2017, DG): Th judicial commission formed to investigate the cont  
Court rejects Tomichan Mulakuppadam's second petition too
Dileep's advocate complains about investigation team
Sultan to release Malayalees in Sharjah jail
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Baghdad orders Kurdistan region to hand over borders, ports
 (Baghdad, Sep 25, 2017):Iraq's central government in Baghdad ordered the country's Kurdish re
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Calls Snap Election
Kushner used private email for White House officials, confirms lawyer
Bangla govt dismisses reports about plot to kill Hasina
NATIONAL NEWS
Ancient statue of Goddess Kali found in TN village
 (Dindigul (TN), Sept 26, 2017): An ancient statue of Goddess 'Badhra Kali' has been unearthed
PM Modi wishes Manmohan Singh on birthday
Karnataka HC judge resigns, no reasons cited
Tamil Nadu govt appoints retired judge Justice Arumughaswamy to probe Jayalalithaa death
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.