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PM Modi’s quick reply to Rajinikanth

No sooner Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA registered a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, congratulatory messages started pouring in from celebrities and politicians on his twitter handle.

Modi swiftly responded to most of the celebs, including superstar Rajinikanth.

The Baasha star had said, “Respected dear @narendramodi ji Hearty congratulations … You made it!!! God bless.”

PM Modi  quickly relied, “Dear @rajinikanth Ji, thanks a lot. It is the people of India who blessed us and no stone will be left unturned to fulfill their aspirations.”

Rajinikanth is presently busy with his upcoming flick Murugadoss directed Darbar, set in Mumbai where it is speculated he will play an encounter specialist.

Even as the shooting schedule was on, Rajini had been quoted as saying that he would enter politics and is ready the face the Assembly elections in TN, due in 2021.

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‘Darbar’ Shoot On Hold After Stone Pelting: Reports

The shooting of Darbar, starring Rajinikanth and Nayanthara, in Mumbai reportedly hit a roadblock after the students of a college, where the shoot was in progress, protested against the crew’s strict rules.

As per an India Today report, the crew of Darbar objected to clicking pictures and taking videos on the sets and barricaded the shooting area.

Students of the college were reportedly upset and they allegedly pelted stones at the crew from the terrace of the building.

After the reported incident, director AR Murugadoss complained to the college management and the India Today report added that he is also considering changing the shooting location.

Darbar is a cop drama, which brings Rajinikanth and AR Murugadoss together for the first time.

Rajinikanth started filming Darbar in Mumbai on April 22 and Nayanthara, who co-starred with the 68-year-old actor in Chandramukhi and Kuselan, joined him a day later.

Pictures of Rajinikanth on the sets of Darbar were shared on social media.

Nayanthara cast with Rajinikanth in Murugadoss film

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Actress Nayanthara, who was last seen on-screen playing a double role in horror-thriller “Airaa”, has been signed as the leading lady opposite superstar Rajinikanth in his next yet-untitled film with filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss.

On Monday, Rajinikanth’s publicist Riaz Ahmed took to Twitter to confirm Nayanthara is on board. He also denied other casting reports that have been doing the rounds.

“The rumours being speculated about the cast of ‘Thalaivar 167’ is not authentic. As of now, only Nayanthara has been roped in the film. Kindly do not spread the news until you get an official press release about the entire confirmed cast,” he tweeted.

After working with Rajinikanth in “Chandramukhi” and also briefly in “Kuselan”, this is the third time Nayanthara will be teaming up with the 68-year-old star.

Last seen on-screen playing a hostel warden with a violent past in “Petta”, Rajinikanth is believed to be playing a police officer in this project.

Popular lensman Santosh Sivan will crank the camera while Anirudh Ravichander will compose the music.

The rest of the cast and crew is yet to be revealed. The industry grapevine is that the project goes on the floors later this week in Mumbai.

Rajinikanth not to contest Tamil Nadu Assembly bypolls

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Nearly a month after declaring that his target is only the Assembly election, Tamil film ‘superstar’ Rajinikanth has said he will not contest the by-poll to the Assembly constituencies in the state, which would be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha election on April 18.

“Sorry, I cannot say anything now,” he shot back when asked which party would he support in the by-polls.

Speaking to reporters at the airport here on Sunday, Mr. Rajinikanth replied in the negative when asked if he would fight the by-poll as he had declared the Assembly polls to be his only target.

The ‘superstar’ had said on February 17 said that he would not be contesting in the Lok Sabha elections and also made it clear he would not extend support to any political party.

The statement issued by the launch vehicle of Rajinikanth’s political party – Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) – said its aim is to contest in the State assembly elections. But his announcement on Sunday has surprised many.

The actor had also strictly waned against using his photo or symbol of his fans’ association club for any propaganda activity.

“My photo or party symbol should strictly not be used for any propoganda. The biggest problem in Tamil Nadu is water scarcity. The party which promises the best policies, which will resolve the water crisis permanently in the State, should be the one the people should vote for,” he had said in the statement. Asked if he had meant a national or a regional party when he had advised the people on the water crisis, he said, “both.”