He could have come into politics in 1999 when he reached the proverbial peak in his acting career with Padayappa (Narasimha). After flirting with the idea for more than a couple of decades now and many false starts, South Indian superstar Rajinikanth finally announced that he's not coming into politics. The reason was the strong caution from doctors and the advise of his daughters.
For a good part of the last decade, Rajini's health was fragile. With such a fickle health he might have felt that he couldn't do what he wanted to do. All right. But he's sure to have heard comments from anti-fans and a few rivals to the tune: "Rajini cannot enter politics due to health issues. He cannot serve the people who are behind his success. But it's good enough to act and do all stunts."
He sure might have pondered over these comments. Albeit not openly. So, as per our close sources who caught wind of his Secret Decision of 2021 known only to a few of the confedantes of Rajini - that is he's not going to sign a single film after his current upcoming lineup.
What he will do? If what we logically think turns out to be true based on previous evidence, he'll move away from the celebrity life and turn to spirituality. We all know that Rajini had strong inclination towards spirituality and is a devotee of Mahavatar Babaji. This may also point to the fact that he may not be entering politics but unlike what others think, he's going to serve people in a different way. Might be through philanthropy.