- Rajnikanth dissolves political outfit Rajini Makkal Mandram
- Announced the shut down in a press meet on Monday
- Rajini Makkal Mandram to morph into "Rajinikanth Rasigar Narpani Mandram" or the Rajinikanth Fans Welfare Forum
Veteran actor Rajinikanth on Monday dissolved his quasi-political outfit, Rajini Makkal Mandram, and reduced it to its earlier status of a fan club, shutting the door even firmly on his political ambitions.
In his press meet on Monday, Rajinikanth said it’s been a while since he met the members of the Rajini Makkal Mandram. With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, his filmmaking schedules and the trip to the US, Rajinikanth had not been keeping in touch with supporters. He said he would meet them all, and discuss the future of the Makkal Mandram, and whether “he would enter politics in the future.”.
“I have no plans of entering politics in future,” said Rajinikanth, 70, after meeting with members of his forum one last time. Months after opting out of politics citing health reasons, the superstar disappointed several fans.
It was in 2017, Rajinikanth announced that he would be entering politics. Since then, he had held several rounds of meetings with RMM functionaries and often expressed his views on political developments and other issues surrounding Tamil Nadu.
The Rajini Makkal Mandram or people’s forum, launched in 2018, will be dissolved and will morph into “Rajinikanth Rasigar Narpani Mandram” or the Rajinikanth Fans Welfare Forum. The star known to legions of fans as the “Thalaivar”, will be a full-time actor.