Rajinikanth met with his fans today at Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam and answered their questions. The meet opened with questions about Rajinikanth’s entry into politics to which the stalwart replied that Endhiran (Enthiran) is his focus at present and he has no idea of entering politics after completing this film as popularly believed by his fans.
But he added that if entering politics is what Almighty’s wish is, then he will definitely do that! He urged everyone to concentrate on their career, to take care of their families, and not to involve in activities like opening up a political party on his behalf, etc.
Following are the questions asked by fans and the star’s response to them:
Question: Would you meet fans in the future too?
Answer: Provisions have been made at this Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam to communicate with you: new phone lines have been installed, which will always be open to you all. You can call at these numbers anytime. If it is a very important issue, I will definitely call you back.
Question: How will Endhiran be?
Answer: It will be remembered as one of India’s best movies. It will bring in laurels to our nation.
Question: Will you use your fan club for philanthropic purposes.
Answer: To this question, he replied in his typical style that money coupled with fan following will lead to politics. The thespian said, “I shall help anyone who is in dire need of help.”
Question: Would you arrange for a fan club for every district?
Question: You have stopped your social work in the recent times. Why?
Answer: I built free community halls in 30 districts. I stopped it as I felt it was not necessary anymore. But if need should arise, I will definitely continue with it.
Question: Will you continue to act in films?
Answer: I will not act for making money or gaining fame. I would like to do good roles. If a filmmaker deems that only I can do a role, then I shall accept that.
Question: The fan club president Sathyanarayana is not participating in many of the fan club activities these days and is also not organizing as many events as he did a few years ago. Why?
Answer: He is not doing well.
Question: Will you build a memorial for your parents at Nachi, Krishnagiri (superstar’s native)?
Answer: (Before answering this question Rajni wanted to know who asked this question to which a young man raised his hand and said he is Karthik from Krishnagiri). I shall think about this. It is good of you to have raised this question.
Question: Many reporters termed you as a confused man. It hurt us.
Answer: (Laughs) You come out with that in front of reporters! Well, I agree that sometimes my actions are confusing. I just speak my mind out. But perspective varies and different people take my ideas in different ways. Some want to be confused. I cannot help them! And I have never been selfish. I never manipulate the press or society for my own good.
Question: Did you apologize because of the Hogennekal issue? Please explain?
Answer: I wish to move forward, but you ask me to regress. Well, it is good for us if we leave this issue and move forward. But since you have asked, I shall speak about it. Why would I have hatred against Kannadigas? Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are like my eyes. Following Hogennekal issue, I said that all those who were involved in vandalizing theatres screening Tamil films should be beaten up, meaning, should be punished. But everyone misconstrued my idea and misquoted me. Later I apologised for not being clear in my statements. I do agree that my statements were quite confusing. I am sorry for that.
Question: You have been a top actor of Asia for the past 30 years. Please give your comments about this.
Answer: The reason for all this fame is my fans. I shall always be indebted to them for this.
Question: Will you meet your fans on your birthday?
Answer: (Smiles) It is a day of introspection for me. On this day, I sit down and contemplate why I was born. I spend my birthdays all alone – not even my family disturbs me on this day.