Security forces deployed near Rajinikanth's residence following protest call

Rajini fans are eagerly waiting to see if their'Thalaivar will do an encore like MGR. PTI

He has no idea about the constitution, fundamental rights or any such matter.

"Tamil Nadu does not need an actor but an educated person", former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss of the PMK said.

Police have stepped up vigil across Chennai and Tamil Nadu following tensions, after many Tamil groups came out strongly against Rajinikanth, advising him to stick to films.

There has often been speculation about the actor taking up a political career - ever since he made a political debut of sorts when he asked the people not to vote for Jayalalithaa in 1996. Rajnikanth has been acting for a long time and we all love him for his hard work. Some media reports suggest that Rajinikanth may join the BJP, although he himself has not hinted at it.

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Security forces were deployed near Tamil actor Rajinikanth's residence since Monday morning after Thamizhar Munnetra Padai, a pro-Tamil group, was planning to stage protest near actor's house.

The protestors claimed that the actor is a Kannadiga and no one but a Tamilian should be allowed to rule the state of TN.

"These are Tamil extremists who have been brainwashed by the British and follow the Dravidian theory".

Rajinikanth's recent public comments are a sure sign that something is afoot.

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The superstar has said there were good leaders in the state but endemic corruption was a problem in the state.

"I am 67 years old. If I have to live anywhere in this world that will be in Tamil Nadu", said Rajinikanth.

"Even though I am from Karnataka, still you have accepted me and you have made me into a Tamilian".

Chennai: Kollywood Stylemannan Rajinikanth's political entry has been hit by a massive controversy even before it could take off. His statement was touted to be in reference to Sasikala taking the reins of AIADMK.

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BJP president Amit Shah has said that the party would welcome actor Rajinikanth, but that the superstar has to first decide to enter politics.

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