Legendary actor superstar Rajinikanth called off his birthday celebrations as former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa had recently passed away . The actor who turned a year older on 12th December went down the memory lane. Rajinikanth at the condolence meet of Jayalalithaa said that Jayalalithaa lost the 1996 elections because of him.
To quote the actor in his own words, he said, “She was distressed because of my words. I was one of the main reasons why she lost in 1996.” Rajinikanth was active and powerful in the 1990s. His words and speeches had a great influence on the politics of Tamil Nadu.
At that point of time in 1996 Rajinikanth said, “If Jayalalithaa is voted back to power, even God cannot save Tamil Nadu.” To Rajinikanth’s surprise, Jayalalithaa had also attended Rajinikanth’s daughter’s wedding despite Rajinikanth’s harsh articulation of speech in the 1996 elections.
Concluding his speech at the condolence meet. Rajinikanth said, “She was like a diamond. Despite the pressure from a patriarchal society, she shone like one (diamond) and now she rests, like a Kohinoor diamond, besides Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s memorial.”
Rajinikanth is one of the humblest man in the industry. His fans and well-wishers bow down to his simplicity. Rajinikanth donates a major proportion of his income to the poor and the needy. Once again the superstar won the hearts of people by this kind gesture of his.