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Sameera Ahmed |The News Minute | November 17, 2014 | 12:45 pm IST We heard it this Sunday at the audio launch of the much awaited Lingaa movie releasing this December. We heard it a few months back post BJP’s sweeping victory across India during their search for a suitable contender to represent Tamil Nadu. We heard it last year and before that in 2008 we heard it again. The question has been asked and speculated upon so many times, coming up and dying at appropriately spaced intervals - Will Rajinikanth enter politics or not? An issue that has been answered both ways over the years, the superstar’s statements during Sunday’s audio and trailer launch of his tri-lingual movie Lingaa on whether he will or won’t join politics has once again refuelled years-long standing rumours about his entry into politics. "Politics is dangerous and deep. I am not afraid of politics, but hesitant. In politics, you need strong roots,” said the 63 year-old star at Sunday’s launch of his next upcoming movie, explaining his reluctance to get his hands dirty in the game in the state. "I have been moving in the direction shown by God. If he desires that I should come to politics, I will serve the people," he said. Why now? This recycled story of Rajinikanth’s entry in politics surfaces usually every time during two occasions: one, every time party hopes for the impossible, namely, that Rajinikanth would say yes to being its face in Tamil Nadu. Wishful thinking. Two: just before an upcoming movie of the superstar. This time it was Lingaa, last time it was Endhiran. The actor had to go to the extent of threatening legal action against his fans for starting a party in an attempt to pressurize him into joining politics.  Image source: Narendra Modi Facebook page  Then, he had said that nobody could force him to join politics. In the same speed, he had also announced that no one can stop him from making the plunge, if he decided to do so. In October 2008, days before LK Advani visited him at his Chennai residence, he said "No one can compel me. What has to happen will surely happen. God's sign has to come. If God's sign comes, I can even start a party tomorrow." From ‘yes I can’ to ‘no, you cant force me’ to ‘Im hesitatant to join politics’, the possibilities are all over the place. Looks like even Rajinikanth doesn’t know if he is joining politics. Instead of beating around the bush and leaving people guessing, the superstar that he is , we think Rajinikanth should sit back, relax and let politics join him. Read If god is willing, I will serve people: Rajinikanth
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