Superstar Rajnikanth had recently announced that he’s opting out of his decision to launch a political party, citing his health condition and the newly formed mutated strain of Coronavirus spreading.
A day after thousands of fans and followers organised a protest in Chennai’s Valluvar Kottam demanding that Rajinikanth enter politics, the superstar has requested his fans to not organise any more protests and ask him to reconsider his decision
In a statement issued on Monday, Rajinikanth expressed his appreciation for having conducted the protest in a peaceful manner. “My heartfelt thanks to those who did not participate in the protest, in line with the leadership request. I have already elaborated on the reasons as to why I am not entering politics now. I have announced my decision. I humbly request you all to not conduct such events and force me to enter politics and cause me pain,” he said, in Tamil.
He also mentioned that the fact that several of his followers had participated in the protest against the leadership’s order pained him.
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) January 11, 2021