Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth on Friday said — although not in so many words — that he is not joining politics. Also Read - Elephant Dies After Being Set on Fire by Tamil Nadu Resort Workers, Horrific Act Caught on Camera

The southern star was asked if there was a political agenda to the Chennai meeting of his fans on Sunday. Also Read - Sasikala Tests Positive For Coronavirus in Second RT-PCR Test, Shifted to Intensive Care

“No, there won’t be any announcement on politics. The fans are meeting because it has been a long time,” said the actor, who met Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak here earlier in the day. Also Read - Kamala Harris's Ancestral Villages Gets into Festive Mood Ahead of Her Swearing-In As US Vice President

He also said that he may not attend the fans’ meet.

Rumours had gripped Tamil Nadu that Rajinikanth — whose fan following runs into hundreds of thousands — may take a major political step on Sunday.

The 66-year-old icon has been wooed by political parties in the past. Most recently, he expressed support to the BJP candidate — from the Tamil film industry — in the upcoming by-election from R.K. Nagar here.

In 2009, it was strongly believed that Rajinikanth would take the political plunge. But he didn’t.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.