Not so unexpectedly, Rajini’s family has dissociated itself with the politically-motivated posters which were put up in parts of Trichy a couple of days back on the eve of the visit to Trichy of Narendra Modi, BJP’s prime-ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief-minister. “We want to stay off the media glare as much as possible,” were the terse remarks by Latha, wife of superstar Rajinikanth, when asked about the posters.
Poster depicting Rajini ‘wishing’ Modi on the eve of his visit to Trichy to address the State-level conference of BJP created a huge furore in the political circles amid rumours that Rajini might call on Modi to confirm his support to BJP in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections scheduled to be held early next year. State BJP leaders i have also have been frequently speaking about eliciting Rajini’s support.
Reacting to the posters, Latha said “We have nothing to say about it; the posters don’t have our approval and as such, we have no comments to offer. We want to stay off the media glare as far as possible.” Sources close to the superstar’s family say that Rajini is concentrating on ensuring that Kochadaiiyaan turns out to be a successful venture and doesn’t have time to indulge in politics or campaigning for any political outfit.
For the past 15 years, various political parties have tried through various means to get Rajini to campaign for them. Rajini, however, excuses himself every time and has even faced some embarrassing situations. Meanwhile, a DMK leader has said that the party hoped that Rajini would, as always, stay unbiased when it comes to supporting any political party and won’t fall prey to BJP’s tactics in wooing him.