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Rajinikanth: My name is being used for 'political gains'

Earlier, The 'Superstar' Was Suppose To Hold A Similar Meeting But Had To Postpone It On A Request Made By Them For Individual Photographs For Which More Number Of Group Interactions Was Required. The Last Such Meeting With Fans Was In 2009, Post His 'Sivaji' Success.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 15 May 2017, 02:25:32 PM
Rajinikanth live: Thalaiva addresses his fans, in Chennai after a gap of eight years

New Delhi:

Tamil actor Rajinikanth after a gap of eight years addressed his fans on Monday. The superstar will be meeting his fans in "batches", between May 15 and 19, sources close him said.

Invitations to all the respective fan clubs have been sent to attend the various sessions that will be held in batches between May 15 and 19. 

Earlier, the 'Superstar' was suppose to hold a similar meeting but had to  postpone it on a request made by them for individual photographs for which more number of group interactions was required. The last such meeting with fans was in 2009, post his 'Sivaji' success.

The 66-year-old star had earlier planned to meet the fans for photo sessions from April 12-16 in the city, where he was slated to get pictures clicked with them.

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#My name is being used for 'political gains'

#If in case i decide to join politics, I won't allow wrong people to join me,I'll keep them away

#Committed a mistake by supporting a political alliance 21 years back, it was a political accident

# I am an actor, god wants me that way

# I don't know what will happen in future , Doing good things to people as an actor now 

# People of TN are intelligent & they r being fooled in only one thing...I don't want to mention what it's                        

# If I do enter politics then those making money will not be entertained

“My dear fans. I have an information for you. It has been 10 years since we all met and took pictures. You have been constantly requesting to meet me and take pictures. Since I could not find time, I was unable to meet you all then. But I had planned to meet you all from April 12 to April 16”, he said in a audio message to his fans.

Elaborating, he said, “from April 12 to April 16 we had planned to meet fans hailing from 4-5 districts averaging 300 people daily.

“We had decided to invite 1,800 to 2,000 fans of them to participate during the meeting. It was my desire.”, he said.

“But, later, we realised that it is not practically feasible to take individual photographs with everyone during the meeting and had decided to take photo sessions in eight member groups”, he said.

However, a majority of fans had expressed disappointment saying how they could display an individual photograph with me in their respective homes if it is going to be a group photograph, he said.

“I feel it is fair on their part to make such a demand.  Since we realised it is difficult to take pictures individually, we decided to postpone the meeting. We are planning to conduct it in future by inviting fans from two districts each and take pictures with them individually”, he said.

“I will announce the meeting date in future. I think you all will understand and extend cooperation.”, he said.

The sudden announcement about the meeting with the fans by the actor had triggered speculation on whether the actor would be once again persuaded to take the political plunge, a demand which he has been resisting.

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First Published : 15 May 2017, 09:36:00 AM