Chennai: A day after thousands of Rajinikanth's fans organised rallies asking him to rethink his decision about entering politics, Superstar Rajinikanth said it causes him pain, a day and urged his fans not to protest anymore.
"Some of my fans along with expelled cadres of Rajini Makkal Mandram have protested in Chennai against my decision of not entering politics. I have taken my decision. I appeal to everyone to not indulge in such things as it pains me," the 70-year-old was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Rajinikanth cancelled his plans to enter politics on health grounds in December last year, disappointing a large section of his followers, who had been waiting for his political foray for years.
His decision had come just two days ahead of the expected announcement of his party’s launch date.
The actor had released a three-page statement on Twitter, apologising to his admirers and members of the Rajini Makkal Mandram, a group that has been working on the ground ever since he announced his plans to enter politics in 2017 after years of speculation.