"Thalaiva… You are the unquestionable Chief Minister of the film world and if only you wish, you could also be the CM of Tamil Nadu," – This is the Message glittering in a mega digital banner in many parts of Chennai city which erected by ardent fans of superstar Rajinikanth hailing on his 57 th Birthday on Wednesday.
Millions of Rajini's die hard fans still believe that their matinee idol will enter in to politics in future and become the powerful Chief Minister of the state. After all, Vijayakanth, who has a lesser glitter on the Tamil screen is doing pretty well with his DMDK party getting popular with the rural masses within two years of its launch and another celluloid hero Sarath Kumar took the cue to announce his political party.
Considering that the Congress and the DMK have liberally used Rajini's support to gain votes in the past elections, his fans have been pleading the superstar to start his own party - hence the CM poster on his birthday in 2007, which is a replica of many seen in the years gone by across Tamil Nadu.
People close to Rajinikanth, say he does not want to take the risk of testing his popularity in elections, as losing baldy in the whirlpool of Dravidian politics might even mar his superstar status in the Kollywood, where he has been reigning at the top for over two decades with 173 films to his credit.
His magic spell on the Tamil masses has not waned a bit and that was clearly demonstrated by the huge success of his Chandramukhi two years and his latest Sivaji-The Boss, which is still rocks in several theatres though it was released six months ago. He has many fan clubs even in Japan and South Africa.
Now the entire film industry of the country has unanimously accepted that Rajini is the only superstar of our times. The fans turned 'devotees' of this matinee idol is now believes that Rajini will become the superstar in Politics too, like the legendary MGR. To add more credible to their hopes, the actor is meeting his fan club administrators for the past several weeks at his Kalyana Mandapam and discussed local issues with them.
Will Rajini tests his popularity with any of the polls with his own party or keeps as a silent spectator all along his life?