Politics is like a game of chess. It is because every move taken by our politicians should be analytical and strategic to win this game of power. Just like the game of Chess game, a wrong move might make the opponent powerful and land them in trouble. No, no, this article is neither about the game nor about the politics, but on a hot debate on the political swindle behind Superstar Rajinikanth winning the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Yes, you read it right! Since the day, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the good news of conferring superstar Rajinikanth with the prestigious 51st Dadasaheb Phalke award, a debate stirred in both film and political circles that it is a gimmick by BJP. Let's deep dive into more details...
Superstar Rajinikanth's craze in Tamil Nadu needs no special mention. Fondly known as Thalaiva by Tamilians, Rajini's political entry has been a hot topic for a long time. Like several other parties, BJP also tried to welcome him to their party multiple times, but Rajini gave a jolt to everyone by announcing to start his own party. Even after that, reports went rife that BJP tried to join an alliance with Rajinikanth, but that never materialized.
A few months ago, suddenly, Rajinikanth withdrew his plans of joining politics after he fell sick. This came as a shock and disappointed the fans of Superstar, but owing to his age, many felt that it would be better for him to stay away from politics. On the other hand, a few predicted that something would have happened behind this sudden announcement from Rajini.
Now, the center conferring him with the award has made everyone guess that it is a game of power by BJP? It is now reported that Rajini has taken a U-turn from politics upon the request of the BJP and as a return, they bestowed him with the award.
Although Rajini stated that it would be difficult for him to handle politics at this age, he is actively doing films, and this gave more power to the claims regarding his political U-turn. Some media houses have also reported that BJP is trying to please Rajini fans with this award, as the election polls are around the corner. However, only time will unveil the truth behind the political ploy.