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Rajnikanth eyeing politics? Biographer says so


Veeraraghav T M,CNN-IBN
Feb 09, 2008 at 12:58am IST

Chennai: For the first time, there seems to be credible evidence that superstar Rajnikanth might be interested in politics.

The superstar is said to have disguised himself to attend a political rally on the Ram Setu issue, Dr Gayathri Sreekanth, the author of Rajnikanth's first biography, made this revelation exclusively to CNN-IBN.

"Rajni was very curious to know what was happening on the Ram Sethu issue. More than the media, he wanted to know what was happening at political rallies. So he disguised himself and went to a public meeting and sat with the crowds, listened to the meeting and then came back," Dr Sreekanth, author of the biography, titled The Name is Rajnikanth, claims.

It was an interesting revelation from the opthalmologist, who has written the superstar's biography. Dr Sreekanth says what she found most interesting while writing about the superstar was his political awareness.

"It's inevitable that he enters politics not because of pressure, but because he can make a lot of difference," she says.

A year ago on the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati Dr Sreekanth received a book on Shah Rukh Khan. It was then that the Chennai-based eye specialist felt that she needs to write a book on her favorite superstar.

"Everybody has a book — Amitabh, Shah Rukh, Aamir Khan. We do not have books on the South Indian actors and who better to start with than Rajnikanth?" she asks.

Rajni tasted huge success with the remakes of several Amitabh Bachchan films. And the author says the turning point in the superstar's career was the superhit Billa in 1980, which was a remake of Don. That's perhaps why they are trying to rope in Big B to release the book on March 1.

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