Actress Gautami has welcomed superstar Rajinikanth’s entry into politics in the State and said that Rajini is most welcome as he possesses the goodwill and popularity to do good things to the people.
Celebrities and politicians have been airing their views on superstar Rajinikanth’s decision to enter politics. Gautami, who is said to be very close to the ruling BJP at the Centre, has expressed her opinion about Rajini, her first hero in Tamil as she debuted opposite him in the late eighties as heroine in Guru Sishyan and went on to star alongside him in many successful films such as Panakkaran, Dharma Durai and Raja Chinna Roja.
“It is indeed a good thing that a celebrity, who is mighty popular and who is celebrated by millions as ‘Thalaivaa’ (leader), has taken to politics. As people, we want good persons in politics. It’s just a beginning but it remains to be seen whether he would succeed in his brand of religious politics in a State where Dravidian parties have been holding forte for the past many decades,” Gautami said.
Gautami, who was Kamal Haasan’s live-in partner for 13 years before separating from him in 2016, said that she also supporter her ex-partner’s political endeavours.