Latha Rajinikanth, wife of superstar Rajinikanth, has once again gone on record saying that it’s entirely Rajini’s decision as to whether or not to enter politics. “As far as my knowledge goes, he is under no pressure from his relatives or friends to plunge into politics. Whatever happens, ultimately, it should be and ought to be his own decision,” she has said.
With an unprecedented fan-base which cuts across the age, religion, caste and other barriers, Rajini is easily the most popular actor in the country. The star-power he wields was clearly visible when his fans from across the globe underwent penance in every imaginable form and prayed to the Almighty for the star’s speedy recovery after he was diagnosed with kidney ailment and was admitted to a Singapore hospital last year.
Speaking to newspersons recently, Latha answered wide-ranging questions. When asked how and why she decided to become an pedagogue and a social worker despite her busy schedules, she replied that it was die to the inner desire in her which made her what she was today. “Due to the grace of Almighty, the individual traits and talents of each of us are revealed from time to time as and when the need arises,” said Latha.
She conceded that while both she and Rajini were very ‘religious’ types, Rajini was far ahead as he has been doing many ‘soul-searching’ activities in this regard. She also revealed that very soon, she’d bring out a new album consisting of songs sung by her. “These songs would be about the many issues we face in our lives on a daily basis; I have penned all the songs and sung them,” she said.
When the question inevitably moved to Rajini’s much-expected political entry, she said that “I never discussed it with him but I want him to do everything possible to the society. Entering politics or staying away from ought to be his own decision; however, I’m sure of one thing. Whatever he indulges in, he puts his heart and soul into it. He is under no pressure from us. As he has stated many times, he’d enter politics if the Almighty wishes so,” concluded Latha.