The big announcement by Thalaiva had come days after he was discharged from a hospital in Hyderabad where he was undergoing treatment for high blood pressure. The 70-year-old actor was advised complete bed rest for one week to help avoid stress in view of his post-kidney transplant status, labile hypertension and age.

The superstar had earlier said that he would launch Rajini Makkal Mandram, his political party in January 2021 and that the details would be revealed on December 31. He had also categorically asserted that his party would fight Tamil Nady Assembly elections next year and “emerge victorious.”

Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu are scheduled to be held in April-May 2021.