Taking examples of Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan, the Hindu Makkal Katchi – the pro-Hindutva political party of Tamil Nadu (TN) – has urged superstar Rajinikanth to become the brand ambassador of the state. The organisation has demanded the actor to voluntarily come forward to promote Tamil Nadu.
Kannan, the secretary of HMK, said that Rajinikanth has worldwide fan following and he should utilise it to serve the state. Even though, he is born in Karnataka, the actor earned name and fame in Tamil Nadu. Hence, he urges the superstar to endorse the heartland of Tamil. The politician recalled the Endhiran star's earlier contribution, when he stood up for the Sri Lankan Tamilan's cause and during the proposed plan of 'linking of rivers'.
Meanwhile, the party is planning to meet Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa to request her to make Rajinikanth the TN brand ambassador. However, Amitabh Bachchan, who is the current brand ambassador of Gujarat, had endorsed U.P earlier. Meanwhile, Shahrukh Khan is all set to become the ambassador of West Bengal.