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Rajinikanth to announce party name next month, will wrap up Annaatthe soon

In a brief statement, he said that his outfit would be non-corrupt, honest and transparent. He also said that it would win the next state assembly polls.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Superstar Rajinikanth is all set to take the political plunge as he has announced that he will reveal his party’s name next month and will take part in the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly elections. He also said he would complete shooting for his upcoming Tamil film Annaatthe before getting busy in politics.

Rajinikanth took to Twitter on Thursday to put out a brief statement, which stated that his party would be non-corrupt, honest and transparent. He also said that it would win the next elections.

He added that the reason behind his decision to launch a party was to bring change in Tamil Nadu. He said that if he succeeded, it would be a victory of the people.

Rajinikanth has been threatening to enter politics for almost a quarter-century now. In December 2017, a year after chief minister J Jayalalithaa's death, he, at last, began moving in that direction by announcing his decision to set up his own party.

He also launched a website, Rajinimandram.org, to register members from his fan clubs. Soon after the launch of the site, speculation was rife that Rajinimandram could be the name of Rajinikanth’s party, but that is yet to be confirmed almost three years later.

In late October, the actor took to Twitter to debunk a letter that had been doing the rounds, claiming that the veteran would not be entering active politics owing to his health.

Rajinikanth, meanwhile, will soon recommence work on his upcoming Tamil film Annaatthe in January. He revealed that close to 40 per cent of shooting is remaining.

In the film, Rajinikanth will be seen playing a caring brother and it marks his maiden collaboration with director Siva, best known for helming Veeram (2014) and Viswasam (2019). A rural drama, Annaatthe also stars Keerthy Suresh, Meena and Kushboo in key roles. Keerthy, as per reports, will be seen playing Rajinikanth's sister. 

Rajinikanth, who made his acting debut in the late K Balachander's Apoorva Raagangal (1975), completed 45 years in the industry on August 15.