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RJ Balaji: “I Waited 25 years For Rajinikanth To Enter Politics, But Now I’ve Lost Patience”

RJ Balaji, who describes himself as an ardent Rajinikanth fan, told a Tamil TV channel that the veteran actor’s entry into politics would come too late now. Balaji said he had waited 25 years for Rajini to enter politics, but now the Superstar’s time had passed.

Balaji said that when he heard songs from films like Muthu and Baba, he thought that Rajinikanth coming into politics would be great for the state.

But then, after a long wait, he said he lost patience. Balaji said, “I have always felt that Rajinikanth is a good human being, right from my childhood. That has been the view of so many in Tamil Nadu. Not because of his actions onscreen, but he has got an aura around him. I waited for 25 years for him to enter politics, but now, I have lost my patience. The fans need not get emotional about what I am saying. I, too, am a fan.”
Balaji used an example to explain, “I like Brian Lara a lot. I used watch all his matches, even when the matches happened late at night. Recently, he played an exhibition match in the US, but I wasn’t excited to watch him play. His time is gone, and that’s exactly what I feel with Rajinikanth.”
Rajini fans responded by trolling Balaji on social media. However, Balaji tweeted that just because he has an opinion on the Superstar, doesn’t mean he isn’t a fan.

Watch the interview here: 

Rajinikanth, who met his fans between May 15 and 19, had expressed an interest towards entering politics. When questioned further, he gave vague responses, frequently attributing the decision to enter politics or not to God’s will.

“God decides what we have to do in life. Right now, he wants me to be an actor and I’m fulfilling my responsibility. If God wills, I will enter politics tomorrow. If I enter, I will be very truthful and will not entertain people who are in this to make money. I won’t work with such people,” he said.

Speculations have been rife ever since, with several personalities sharing their views on the subject – some in support of his political entry, others not.