The 70-year-old Tamil action hero has said he will serve the people without entering electoral politics for health reasons.
Indian film superstar Rajinikanth has canceled plans to go into politics, saying a fear of health had been “a warning from God.”
The announcement was made on Tuesday, a day after the 70-year-old Tamil action hero left hospital where he was treated for high blood pressure.
Rajinikanth, one of Asia’s highest-paid actors, sparked celebrations by his fans when he announced in early December that he would start a political party with the aim of bringing a “corruption-free” government to his state. of origin, Tamil Nadu.
But the bus driver-turned-actor said he couldn’t move forward in a lengthy letter posted to his Twitter account.
Rajinikanth, who has had several health issues, said: “I’m sorry to let you know that I am not going to start a political party.
“I will serve the people in any way I can, without getting into electoral politics,” he wrote in the Tamil letter.
Rajinikanth has said he does not want to launch such a big campaign and leave it unfinished.
Rajinikanth said in 2017 he wanted to enter politics, but then left his fans to wait until this month, when he said his party would bring “honest and transparent” politics to Tamil Nadu.
The actor proved his political strength in 1996 when he called on fans to oppose the government of Tamil Nadu led by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party, which was later ousted from power.
The AIADMK and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party has dominated politics in the southern state for the past 50 years.
Rajinikanth continued his film career despite his health issues and was shooting his last film in Hyderabad when he fell ill last week.