My Rajini should stay healthy: Kamal

Chennai: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan has expressed his disappointment over actor Rajinikanth’s decision to opt out of politics.

He said, “I know people are curious to know about my reaction to nanbar Rajini’s decision. Like some of his fans, I am also slightly disappointed with his decision to stay away from taking a plunge into politics. But for me, what is more important is his health. My Rajini should stay healthy, wherever he is. For the moment, I think this should be enough. I will be able to talk more about it after I meet him in person.”

Earlier in the day, Rajinikanth announced that he will not start a party as announced earlier, citing his frail health.

Discharged from a Hyderabad hospital on Sunday after being treated for blood pressure fluctuations, the top actor expressed fears over those accompanying him in his possible political journey facing ‘mental and economic’ problems in the due course.

He indicated he did not want to sound chivalrous by saying he will join politics despite his severe health concerns and that he did not want to ‘make a victim’ of his supporters now.

“Therefore, I inform with great regret I am unable to come to politics by floating a political party. Only I know the pain behind making this announcement,” the 70 year-old actor said in a statement, months after he said he will float his own outfit in January and face the 2021 Tamilnadu Assembly polls.

He, however said he will serve people in whatever ways he can without entering electoral politics.


NT Bureau