Rajinikanth has dropped plans to join politics after his recent health scare.
The 70-year-old actor revealed in a statement, “With extreme sadness I say that I can’t enter politics. I alone know the pain I went through while announcing this decision.”
He added, “Without entering electoral politics, I will serve the people. This decision of mine will disappoint my fans and people but please forgive me.”
Rajinikanth was admitted to hospital on Christmas Day and discharged a couple of days later. He was suffering blood pressure fluctuations.
It was earlier this month that Rajinikanth announced his plans to launch his party and contest the Tamil Nadu election.