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I am hesitant to join politics: Rajinikanth

PTI 16 Nov 2014, 21:10:57 PM IST

Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who has been invited by various political parties to join them, today said he was not scared of politics, but hesitant to take the plunge.

"Politics is dangerous and deep. I am not afraid of politics, but hesitant. In politics you need strong roots," the 63-year-old actor said at the launch of the audio and trailer of his tri-lingual action-thriller 'Lingaa'.

"I have been moving in the direction shown by God. If he desires that I should come to politics, I will serve the people," the megastar said.

Rajinikanth added that doing films with social message is also a 'service to the society'.

The actor praised the 'Lingaa' team including director K S Ravikumar, saying, "They looked after me like a kid on the sets. The care and warmth shown by them touched me a lot."

A large numbers of fans had gathered on the occasion to witness the launch of the audio release.

A couple of songs and the trailer of the film were screened during the launch which was also attended by the female lead of 'Lingaa'- Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Shetty, besides producer Rockline Venkatesh.

'Lingaa' is expected to release on Rajinikanth's birthday on December 12. The film is being produced in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Oscar winner A R Rahman has scored the music.