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Superstar Rajinikanth planning to launch political party?

Chennai: Riding high on his on-screen popularity, film star Rajinikanth may soon be launching his own political party in Tamil Nadu, which has witnessed tumultuous political scenes of late, sending the government into a huddle.

Citing sources, the India Today TV reported that the 66-year-old star has been advised by senior RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy to float his own political party.

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The proposal is reportedly part of a BJP plan to enter the state with support from the cult status enjoyed by the superstar in Tamil Nadu.

In the long-run, however, he may eventually become BJP’s CM face, the report speculated. Elections in Tamil Nadu are not due in immediate future.

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Meanwhile, Bollywood superstar and his dear friend Amitabh Bachchan has reportedly advised him not to venture into politics.

Amitabh himself had a brief stint with politics in the 1980s when he won from the Allahabad Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh on a Congress ticket.

Amitabh and Rajinikanth have worked in popular Hindi films like Hum, Giraftaar and Andha Kanoon.

Source: Zee News