When asked about the actor’s comparison that there were attempts by the BJP to saffronise Rajini and Thiruvalluvar, Radhakrishnan said that Thiruvalluvar was great Tamil saint and a celebrated poet. We cannot compare Thiruvalluvar with Rajini, but the actor is again reaching heights in his own industry and speaks about spiritual politics, Radhakirishnan said.
Rajinikanth had clearly stated some body is trying to give BJP colour to him. Our leader Muralidhar Rao has spoken on the subject and clarified that the national party is not trying to add political hue to the celebrated actor. “Everyone knows that actor Rajinikanth is a close friend of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He recently congratulated Modi–Amit Shah combination as Krishna and Arjuna,” recalled the BJP insider.