A big actor creates the biggest mess in Tamil NaduHe is the ageing, but still active, Superstar. For reasons unknown, he still wants to act as the hero, though thankfully, he has stopped dancing with girls fit to be his granddaughters.
His name is Rajnikanth.
He made a dramatic announcement, about his entry in politics some months ago, but he has not even announced the name of his party.
Yet, he decided to go all the way to Tuticorin. Even before he left Chennai, he makes a stupid statement that his fans and those injured will be happy to see him, as the great actor!!
And then the most unexpected happens. He is asked by a very young man, just 23 years old, "How are you?", for which he quickly replies, "Am Rajnikanth". The injured boy does not budge an inch. He simply says "well I know you are Rajnikanth, but would it take 100 days for you to come here, from Chennai?".
That Rajnikanth, had not even made a single statement about the giant killer company called Sterlite, is very well known. That Sterlite has spoiled the environment, beyond description, is well known. Yet, all the 100 days, our great hero, had not even visited the place.
If our hero had avoided all selfies with fans, if he had gone walking to the hospital instead of posing for photographs in an open van, and if he had just seen the victims and distributed the money that he thought he could distribute, he could have won many hearts. He should not have uttered a single word.
Instead, he organizes a press conference and hurriedly says that the police were hit first and then all violence started. That was not the last salvo. He lands at Chennai airport, and accuses a reporter, sharply saying that only anti-social elements had created all trouble!!!
Worse, he makes a more ridiculous statement that if people were to protest for everything, Tamil Nadu will turn into a graveyard. He does not, or refuses to, know, that fifty percent of the entire GDP, in this most urbanized State of India, called Tamil Nadu, already comes only from the service sector --IT sector, the new hotels, the schools, the colleges, the BPO companies, the new varieties of services and so on. All this, with zero Government support, as it the worst corrupted Government, worse than even Mayawathi. of UP.
The fact is the police firing started first and then the violence erupted. Even if the anti-social elements had come, what was the State Government doing, for 99 days? Why did it not act earlier?
The big actor has created the biggest mess, ramifications of which will start telling in the next few days.