"I waited for 25 years for him to enter politics and now I have lost my patience."

Rajinikanths time to join politics long gone now he cant give what TN wants RJ Balaji
news Politics Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:48

Radio jockey Balaji, who is known for being vocal regarding social and political developments in Tamil Nadu, has made his views on superstar Rajinikanth entering politics clear. 

In an interview to Tamil news channel News 7, Balaji, who called himself an ardent fan of the actor, said that the time for Rajinikanth to enter politics is long gone. 

"I waited for 25 years for him to enter politics, and now I have lost my patience," said Balaji. Drawing parallels to his ageing father-in-law, the radio jockey said, "If I tell my 65-year-old father-in-law to do 10 things, he will possibly do two. He doesn't have the strength to do more than that. He is happy playing with his grandchildren and I want him to stay that way."

Referring to hints that the actor has been dropping through the decades regarding his entering politics, Balaji sung a line out of his film 'Baba'. "When the line 'Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu yen uyirnaadu' came in one love song, I thought this is it, he would enter politics. I have always thought he is a good man. But now the time for him to enter politics is over," he said.

When asked if he was asking Rajinikanth to refrain from entering politics as it would be tough for the actor, Balaji retorted, “Not about the difficulties he would face, but what schemes can he ideate or implement now? I don't think I can expect much from him now?" he asks.

"I don't want fan clubs to take this in a bad way. But can I place demands on my father-in-law now and ask him to do this and this? He is a grandfather, if I ask him to do 10 things, he may be able to do two. Physically and mentally, that is the strength he has. I regard Rajinikanth the same way. He is an icon, a legend. If he acts in one or ten movies, I will watch his movies. But I am not sure if I will be inspired if he joins politics now. This is the same Balaji who when young used to think that Rajini can save Tamil Nadu," he told News 7.  

He picked West Indies cricketer Brain Lara as his next analogy, to explain how Rajini would not have the same impact in the 'political' field, that he could have had years back. 

Balaji was however quick to emphasise that, "I am still a Rajini fan. He will always be an inspiration."

While a few have trolled RJ Balaji on social media, many agreed with his views.

In a four day-long event, the superstar had met members of his fan club from across the state in Chennai last week. During these meetings, he dropped several hints of his joining politics. He began by claiming that if he were to become a political leader, there will be no place for money-hungry people in his company. He further alleged that the political system in Tamil Nadu was by itself corrupt. 

On Friday, the last day of his fan meet, the superstar took to praising several members of the oppostion including DMK's MK Stalin and PMK's Anbumani Ramdoss. But at the end of his speech, he left fans confused again, by claiming that everyone has jobs to return to and will have to regroup when it is time for 'war'.

Sources close to Rajinikanth have however told The News Minute that this time around, the superstar is indeed looking to float his own party.

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