Chennai: A day after thousands of fans protested in Chennai demanding that Rajinikanth enter politics, the actor has issued a statement on Monday, urging his fans to not organise any more protests for him to reconsider his decision. He said, "I have taken my decision, I appeal to everyone to not indulge in such things (protests) as it pains me."
Last day, over 1,000 Rajinikanth fans launched a demonstration in Chennai on Sunday demanding the actor join politics as earlier promised. The leaders of Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) had warned the actor's supporters against holding or joining the demonstration. The demonstration at Valluvar Kottam comes two weeks after Rajinikanth said he won't start a political party due to health reasons.