Rajinikanth, the actor who was last seen in the 2020 film Darbar, will be conferred with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian cinema, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on social media on Thursday.
Annaatthe, the upcoming Tamil film starring actor Rajinikanth, will release on November 4 on the occasion of Diwali, the film’s producer Sun Pictures announced on social media on Monday.
Rajini Makkal Mantram (RMM), the official fan club of veteran actor Rajinikanth which was expected to his political launchpad, announced on Monday that its members were free to join any political party after tendering their resignation from their designations.
Raghava Lawrence, the choreographer and filmmaker best known for directing the Tamil film Muni, issued a statement on Tuesday asking fans of veteran actor Rajinikanth not to request him to speak to the actor about his political entry.
Veteran actor Rajinikanth’s announcement of not entering politics on Tuesday met with mixed reactions from politicians and members of the film fraternity.
Actor Rajinikanth on Tuesday, announced that he will not be forming a political party and that he will not join politics due to his precarious health situation.
Rajinikanth, who was hospitalised at the Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad on Friday morning after “severe fluctuations” in his blood pressure, is currently stable and resting. Speaking with Silverscreen India, Srinivasulu, the PRO of Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, said that Rajinikanth is feeling well and there is nothing to worry about at present.
Rajinikanth’s upcoming Tamil action-drama film Annaatthe’s shooting in Hyderabad was suspended on Wednesday after four crew members tested positive for Covid-19. The actor and other crew members have tested negative for the coronavirus. Besides Rajinikanth, the film also stars Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Prakash Raj, Soori, Meena, and Khushbu.
Rajinikanth has been summoned by the Justice Aruna Jegadeesan Commission to give a deposition on 19 January 2021 in the case of the Thoothukudi police firing during the 2018 anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, reported ANI on Monday.
The actor had said that “anti-social elements” were involved in the firing, which resulted in the death of 13 persons.
In May 2018, protests against the copper branch of Vedanta Limited, Sterlite Copper, erupted in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, because of concerns over the environmental damage caused by the plant and its expansion. During the protest, the police in Thoothukudi opened fire and killed 13 people. The police subsequently said that they had fired because the Collector’s office was under threat from protestors.
The Madras High Court on Monday issued a warning to Sree Raghavendra Educational Society, which was represented by its secretary Latha Rajinikanth, that it will be sued under contempt of court proceedings if it does not vacate its premises in Guindy area in Chennai by April 30, 2021, The Hindu reported on Tuesday.
Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe will resume shooting on December 15, announced Sun Pictures on Saturday, the same day as the actor’s birthday. Besides Rajinikanth, the film also stars Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Prakash Raj, Soori, Meena, and Khushbu.
Rajinikanth is turning 70 on December 12, 2020, and his unique style, charisma, and mannerisms remain unmatched in popularity. Since his debut in K Balachander’s 1975 Tamil drama Apoorva Raagangal to movies like Thalapathi (1991), Annamalai (1992), Muthu (1995), and Sivaji (2007), Rajinikanth’s dialogues became iconic primarily because of his stylish delivery.
Rajinikanth has said he will launch a political party in January, and promised to establish a “corruption-free” government that would be free of religious and caste discrimination. The date of the launch will be announced by December 31, 2020, he said.
Amid rumours of actor Rajinikanth reconsidering his decision to plunge into politics, he met with political commentator and editor of Thughlaq, S Gurumurthy on Sunday.
Actor Rajinikanth on Thursday issued a statement addressing his rumoured reconsideration to join politics and clarified that the purported letter wasn’t his.
The Madras High Court on Wednesday refused to allow the plea moved by actor Rajinikanth against a property tax demand of Rs 6.5 lakh by the Greater Chennai Corporation for his Sri Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam in Kodambakkam, Chennai.
After wide speculation about when Rajinikanth’s next, Annaatthe, will be hitting the screens, it has finally been announced that it will be out for Pongal 2021. Helmed by director Siva, the film is being bankrolled by Kalanithi Maran under his Sun Pictures banner.
Actor-politician Superstar Rajinikanth was among the first people from the film fraternity to contribute to Corona relief funds. While he had donated a sum of 50 lakhs to the Film Employees’ Federation of South India (FEFSI) for the benefit of members and daily wage workers of the cine industry, his Rajini Makkal Mandram has been helping the affected ones on a daily basis by providing them food and groceries.
Actor-director-choreographer Raghava Lawrence announced on Thursday evening that he would feature in director P Vasu’s Chandramukhi 2, the sequel to the 2005 hit horror-drama Chandramukhi. The film will be bankrolled by Kalanithi Maran’s Sun Pictures, reportedly.
This Into The Wild episode saw actor Rajinikanth and Bear Grylls venturing into the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka where they walk through a path that has venomous snakes, cross a rusty dilapidated bridge, sample the water flowing in a ravine and un-strap a camera fixed in a water hole at the end of the park.
As India braces for uncertainty over the Coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Modi has called for what he’s calling a Janata Curfew. Just 14 hours of curfew, with people staying indoors, tomorrow, March 22, between 7 am and 9 pm, as opposed to complete lockdown that may be required. Rajinikanth has just put out a video in support of Modi’s curfew. What’s interesting about the video the actor, who recently said he does not want to be CM of Tamil Nadu but wants to be the head of a political outfit, has put out is that it comes with just a hashtag #ISupportJanataCurfew.