Rajini to stay neutral in local body polls
Tamil Nadu

Rajini to stay neutral in local body polls


Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth announced on Sunday that he would not be supporting any party in the upcoming local body elections to be held in phases on Dec 17 and 30.

Rajini Fan Club( Makkal Mandram) officer bearer V M Sudhakar said the actor has decided to stay neural. He also warned that legal action would be taken against any party or any candidate using the name of Rajini or his fan club for canvassing votes.

Rajini is busy with his next film Durbar, or Darbar as the producer prefers to spell it, which is tentatively scheduled for release on Jan 10, 2020.

Any wrong political move at this juncture may hit the collection of this film as it happened to his earlier film Kaala alias Karikalan which bombed at the box office following his support for police who fired on Sterlite protestors in Thoothukudi which led to the death of 13 persons.

The police firing was in May 2018 and Kaala was released in July. Pro-Tamil outfits and human rights activists, enraged for his support for police, called for boycott of his film. His son-in-law and actor Danush who produced that film has however denied that it was a flop.