Putting an end to rumours and speculations that were triggered by a “leaked letter” that suggested actor Rajinikanth would step away from politics over health concerns, he disowned the letter publicly on October 29. However, the actor did not instantly clarify if he would rethink his political career plans but announced that he would take a decision on the same soon.
Taking to Twitter, Rajinikanth wrote: “I shall discuss with Rajini Makkal Mandram and announce my political stand at an appropriate time.” The 69-year-old actor, who has been vocal about several political issues over the past years, but is yet to formally join politics, also informed that the “letter is not mine but the information on my health and the doctors’ advice is true.”
Notably, Rajinikanth’s statement comes just months ahead of the Tamil Nadu elections, which was supposed to mark his political debut.
The letter that hinted at Rajinikanth backing away from his formal entry into politics started circulating online on October 28. It suggested that doctors have advised the actor to take a step back from his political ambitions in view of the coronavirus pandemic, reported NDTV. The doctors have reportedly told Rajinikanth that he is old now and has already undergone a kidney transplant; your immune system is weak compared to others and you can easily contract COVID-19.”The leaked letter, which was believed to have been written by the actor, stated that a traditional election campaign could affect Rajinikanth’s health.