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Rajinikanth issues statement on delay in political entry, dismisses leaked letter as fake

Breaking his silence, actor Rajinikanth on Thursday said he has been advised against entering politics by doctors as he had undergone a kidney transplant and due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rajinikanth issues statement on delay in political entry, dismisses leaked letter as fake
File photo: Super star Rajinikanth


Yesterday, a purported statement had been surfacing the social media stating that Superstar Rajinikanth may not take a plunge into politics, considering his health conditions. 

Doctors categorically advising Rajinikanth against venturing into politics in view of his kidney transplant in 2016 and the raging coronavirus pandemic were the two key health related points that found a mention in the purported "statement." The 'statement' recalling his treatment at a Singapore hospital in 2011 for kidney ailment, said Rajinikanth underwent a kidney transplant ata hospital in the United States in May 2016.

The letter further read "I do not fear for my life. I am more concerned about people’s welfare.If I had to ensure the political change I had promised, I have to definitely plunge actively into the politics. And while doing so, in the midway through if my health deteriorates, it could pose fresh challenges to the party. So I may not get involved in politics for the time being".

Even while the sources close to Superstar had rubbished the letter as rumour, the actor took to social media and clarified the same. Though his official statement was on the lines of the 'fake' letter, Rajini had said he will decide on his stand on politics after discussion with the office bearers of 'Rajini Makkal Mandram'.

The statement read "I would like to clarify that the purported letter surfacing in the social media wasn't issued by me or on my behalf. Yet, the details on my health conditions and the doctor's advice are true. I will reveal my stand in politics after discussing the same with the members of 'Rajini Makkal Mandram'."

(With inputs from PTI)

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