Can Rajinikanth?

A super star like no other, his political debut has been speculated upon like few others. Given Tamil Nadu’s gaping political landscape, Rajinikanth has chosen his entry well. The Indian Express on how the rest of the story may go.

What next but this in the Rajinikanth story? A bus conductor who joined films at 25. A super star who gave his first big commercial hit in his 25th film. The lone Indian to have acted in black and white, colour, 3D and motion capture. The 49-year-old credited with briefly supplanting Leonardo DiCaprio as heartthrob in Japan. The romantic hero to hide neither his bald pate nor greying beard off-screen.

And now the 67-year-old making a political debut with a splash in one of India’s most volatile states.

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