Superstar Rajinikanth, who left for the US for a medical check-up on Monday night and is expected to return after a fortnight, termed BJP leader and actor S Ve Shekher’s comments on the media as “unpardonable crime”.
He said that he will formally launch his political party as announced before. He also said that criticism is part public life and cannot be avoided since he aspired to join politics.
On the ongoing investigation into the attempt to lure college girls by suspended assistant professor Nirmala Devi of the Devanga Arts College, the actor said that if the allegations were proven true, the harshest of punishments should be given to the accused.
“I am going to launch the party. It is for sure. The date is, however, not known and I will let you know at the right time,” he told reporters here ahead of leaving for US on a personal trip.
Rajinikanth said he had not yet decided on when he would launching his political party. “It will take some time,” he added.
To a question on veteran film director Bharathirajaa slamming him for his comment over an attack on police personnel during the anti-IPL protest, the actor reiterated that an “attack against police personnel is unpardonable, and at the same time they (police) should not go beyond their brief.”