More often than not, film actors are known to reach out to their fans on social media and sometimes even personally, as the audiences are the ones who apparently make an actor who he is.
In one such recent incident, south megastar Rajinikanth reached out to an ailing fan, wishing him a speedy recovery.
Rajinikanth, who sent an audio message to an ailing fan, Murali, wishing him a speedy recovery, also invited the latter and his family home after a complete recovery. The actor reached out to the fan via an audio message, after the ailing fan shared his final wish on Wednesday, by tagging the veteran actor and superstar on Twitter.
“Rajinikanth, my leader, it is my last wish that you win the 2021 Assembly elections and be a great leader, spiritual guru for the Tamil people. You should lead the state in a way that even our villagers earn upto Rs.25,000 a month. My only sorrow is that I am leaving without working towards seating you on the throne” read the Tamil tweet of Murali that had an accompanying picture depicting him in a serious condition.
@rajinikanth தலைவா என் இறுதி ஆசை. 2021 தேர்தலில் வெற்றிபெற்று தமிழக மக்களுக்கு மிகச்சிறந்த தலைவனாகவும் தந்தை மற்றும் ஆன்மீக குருவாகவும் வீரநடைபோட்டு அடித்தட்டு கிராம மக்களின் தனிநபர் வருமானம் 25K என்ற நிலை உருவாக்கி கொடு.உன்னை அரியணையில் ஏற்ற பாடுபடாமல் போகிறேனே என்ற ஒரே வருத்தம் pic.twitter.com/dupA7HUS9a
— Darshan (@Darshan47001815) September 16, 2020
On having come across this tweet, Rajinikanth reached out to his fan via an audio message. In the audio message, the actor said, “Murali, I’m Rajinikanth speaking. Nothing will happen to you dear, be strong and brave. I’m praying to god, you will recover soon and return home. Once you return home, please you come to my residence along with your family. I will meet you. Stay brave. I’m praying to the almighty, be brave dear.”
@rajinikanth ஆசிர்வாதம் கிடைத்தது, அதிசயம் நடந்தது அற்புதம் நிகழ்ந்தது. கொரோனா நெகடிவ் வந்தது. தலைவர் காவலர்களின் பிரார்த்தனையால் எனது கிட்னி யும் சரி ஆகி மீண்டும் பழைய நிலைக்கு வருவேன். உங்கள் பிரார்த்தனைக்கு நன்றி . @mayavarathaan @imravee pic.twitter.com/G9iYKBxKgZ
— Darshan (@Darshan47001815) September 17, 2020
On Thursday, an update on Murali’s account stated that he had received the blessings and that a miracle had occurred. “Corona result has returned negative, with the prayers of Thalaivar and his followers, my kidney function will also return to normal and I’ll be back. Thank you all for your wishes,” read Thursday’s update from Murali’s account.
A functionary associated with Rajini’s fan club had also tweeted about having spoken to Murali, the ailing fan. “Murali told me that he is out of danger. However he is undergoing treatment for his kidney issues and Covid-19. God’s grace and Rajini’s blessings will be there to ensure his speedy recovery” read the tweet.
முரளி அவர்களுடன் பேசினேன் மேலும் சில முக்கியமானவர்கள் அவரை தொடர்பு கொண்டனர்
அபாய கட்டத்தை தாண்டி விட்டதாக தெரிவித்தார் எனினும் சிறுநீரக பிரச்சனை மற்றும் #COVID க்கான வைத்தியம் நடைபெறுகிறது.
அவர் விரைவில் நலம் பெற கடவுளின் அருளும் தலைவரின் ஆசீர்வாதமும் நிச்சயம் இருக்கும் https://t.co/2nwjT94Ajf
— Dr.Ravi (@imravee) September 17, 2020
Recently, posters had surfaced in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore, urging actor Rajinikanth to take the political plunge. “Change in political culture and government; party and government are separate entities – if not now, never!” the posters carried some of Rajini’s own slogans. The poster mentions the name of a fan, who is said to have been responsible for putting it up.
It was with high expectations that Rajinikanth had called for a press meet in Chennai on March 12th this year, however, the actor only outlined his vision for ‘cleaning up politics’ and refused to commit on his own political foray. “I have never even thought of becoming the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu or sitting in the Assembly and speaking. It is not even in my blood. I want a new wave, new power and new blood to go and seize power in the assembly and Rajini will be a bridge for this” he said.
However, since after the pan-India lockdown had been imposed in late March, there were no public events, announcements or political statements from the actor.
Having been non-committal about his political foray has further fuelled talks of his party being launched in November. Such speculation that had been doing the rounds over the last few weeks forced Rajini’s publicist to issue a statement. The statement requested the media to refrain from visiting the upscale Poes Garden locality (where the actor resides) and avoid crowding there in anticipation of a possible media interaction by the actor.
“We need to tell people, this is not for Rajini, this is for the people of Tamil Nadu. I’m not here to get 15-20 percent of the votes, this is my only chance. I am 71 years old and by the next polls in 2026 I will be 76. Once the message reaches more people and the common people want a change, let me see that happen and I will come make my entry” he had said cryptically in March.