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Rajinikanth’s advise to Kamal Haasan: Fame, money not enough to succeed in politics



Rajinikanth’s advise to Kamal Haasan: Fame, money not enough to succeed in politics

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The gods of Tamil cinema shared the stage at a function in Chennai to inaugurate a memorial for iconic actor Sivaji Ganesan

With Tamil actor Kamal Haasan actively considering his political debut, here’s a piece of advice from the state’s undisputed superstar – Rajinikanth – that he can’t risk ignoring: “To be successful in politics, just name, fame and money are not enough.”

Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan – the two Gods of Tamil cinema – came together on a common stage on Sunday in Chennai for the inauguration of a memorial dedicated to another iconic and still vastly popular Tamil actor – Sivaji Ganesan.

The function, organised by the AIADMK-led Tamil Nadu government, which has been at the receiving end of Haasan’s strident criticism for the past few years, was being keenly looked forward to as the state’s electorate has been guessing about the next move of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan – both speculated to enter the political fray soon.

While Haasan has been open about his ambition to join electoral politics and even float his own party, having said recently that “if elections are held in Tamil Nadu today, I will be there”, Rajinikanth’s foray into politics has remained a matter of conjecture though the superstar has indicated that he might take the plunge.

But on Sunday, it was clearly Rajinikanth who stole the show – taking digs at his friend and fellow actor of nearly five decades.

Citing the example of the late thespian Sivaji Ganesan, who despite his massive success in cinema failed to become a formidable political force in the state even after being with various political parties – including the Congress, DMK, Janata Party and floating his own outfit, the Thamizhaga Munnetra Munnani- Rajinikanth took some not so-veiled digs at Haasan.

“Sivaji (Ganesan) has left a lesson not just in cinema but also in politics. He started his own political party, fought and lost (elections) from his own constituency. This was not an insult to him, but the people of that constituency, Rajini said.

The Tamil superstar then went on to add: “The message is that to be successful in politics, just name, fame and money are not enough. There is something beyond that.”

Admitting that he didn’t know what was required to be a successful politician, Rajinikanth added: “Only electors know what it takes for actors to become successful politicians. I don’t know for sure. I think Kamal Haasan knows it.”

The actor then took a swipe at Haasan, saying that “even if I ask him (about what it is that is needed to succeed in politics), he won’t share it with me now,” adding that “he may have told me if I had asked him two months ago”.

While Rajinikanth predictably gave no clear hints on whether or not he would be taking the much anticipated plunge into electoral politics, he didn’t shy away from putting Haasan in a spot.

“I told him (Kamal) that you’re my elder brother in the film industry and you should tell me what is needed for an actor to succeed in politics. And he says, ‘come with me, I will tell you’,” Rajinikanth said, indicating that Haasan had perhaps asked him to join the political outfit he plans to float.

Tamil Nadu has had a rich history of cinema marrying politics. Though Sivaji Ganesan may not have been successful in his political innings, his contemporary, the legendary MG  Ramachandran, not only floated the AIADMK after walking out of the M Karunanidhi-led DMK, but also went on to become the state’s chief minister.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Bihar: 2 die, 3 lose eyesight after consuming spurious liquor in Muzaffarpur

Two people died while three people lost their eyesight in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur after consuming spurious liquor, as per the police.



Two people died while three people lost their eyesight in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur after consuming spurious liquor, as per the police.

Police have received information that two people died after their health suddenly deteriorated. In the prima facie inquiry, it has been told that they both had consumed country-made liquor. We have arrested two people. Further probe underway, the Superintendent of Police Abhishek Dixit said after two people died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Muzaffarpur.

According to reports, one of the victims, Dharmendra Ram, has revealed that he consumed spurious alcohol after purchasing from Shiv Chandra Paswan, who generally sells adulterated and low-quality liquor, due to which he lost his eyesight.  

He started losing his vision after consuming two glasses of low-quality liquor, which cost him Rs 100.

Police, based on the victim’s statement, have arrested two people. One of the arrested persons is a local resident and has been jailed in the past as well in a liquor-related case.  

For interrogation, police have also detained accused Shiv Chandra Paswan’s wife and daughter.

Police confirmed that the deaths and loss of eyesight happened due to the consumption of spurious alcohol.  

Earlier this year in April, a shocking case was reported from Bihar’e Motihari district where at least 5 people died after consuming illicitly made liquor while twelve others were rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.

The incident was reported from Laxmipur Village of Motihari district in Bihar. The cases of spurious liquor creating hazardous health problems and death of people in Bihar have been in focus for quite some months now. Earlier in January this year it was reported from Siwan that four people died post consuming the spurious liquor after which the Police arrested 16 people who were involved in the storage and trading of alcohol in the state.

Purchase, sale and trade of liquor stands banned in Bihar since April 2016 after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took this move to impose a complete prohibition on the sale and consumption of alcohol in the state.


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Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi says India-Middle East-Europe corridor will become future basis of world trade

The India-Middle East-Europe corridor will become the basis of world trade for hundreds of years to come and history will always remember that the corridor was initiated on Indian soil, said PM Modi.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 105th episode of Mann Ki Baat said that the India-Middle East-Europe corridor will become the basis of world trade for hundreds of years to come and history will always remember that the corridor was initiated on Indian soil.

On September 24 in his monthly Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi also talked about Chandrayaan-3’s success and urged all citizens to participate in the Chandrayaan-3 Mahaquiz, a unique opportunity to learn and celebrate India’s lunar mission. Let’s embark on this cosmic adventure together, he added.  

PM Modi said throughout the year, programmes related to G20 were held at numerous universities in the country. Now in this series, another exciting programme is about to take place in Delhi, which is G20 University Connect Programme, he said.

Speaking about World Tourism Day, he said two days from now, 27th September, is World Tourism Day. Some people view tourism just as a means of touring and travelling, but a very big aspect of tourism is related to employment, the Prime Minister further said.

He further talked about temples in Karnataka. PM Modi said a few days ago, that Shantiniketan and the holy Hoysala temple of Karnataka have been declared world heritage sites by UNESCO. He extended his greetings to the countrymen on this feat.

During the G20 Summit in New Delhi, US principal deputy national security advisor Jon Finer announced an unprecedented and ground-breaking infrastructure initiative involving a railway and shipping corridor that will improve trade, energy, and digital connectivity.

Speaking to reporters, Finer drew an indirect but striking comparison between China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the project, saying it will close a significant infrastructure gap and be high-standards, transparent, sustainable, non-coercive and based on the demand signal from the region instead of being an imposition.

BRI is heavily attacked for entangling nations in unmanageable debt, as well as for being opaque, forceful, and sacrificing standards.

Finer claimed that the project is consistent with the greater West Asian agenda of the Joe Biden administration.

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Man seeking job in Indian Army attempts to breach PM Modi’s security in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security was breached in Varanasi after a BJP worker jumped in front of PM Modi’s convoy asking for a job in Indian Army.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security was breached in Varanasi. An Indian Army aspirant jumped in front of PM Modi’s convoy, asking for a job in defence. Later, he was held by the police.

After laying the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium on Saturday, PM Modi with CM Yogi attended the evening musical show at Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre.

From there, PM Modi was travelling to Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, when the incident took place. A man who tried to breach the Prime Minister’s security has been identified as Krishna Kumar, who hails from Ghazipur, allegedly a BJP worker. He is the son of a senior BJP worker Bharat Kumar.

According to reports, Kumar was frustrated as he failed the medical test after clearing the physical test. Kumar tried many times in the past to get recruited into the Indian Army. He also appealed to many people for help but everything failed.

After all this, he decided to meet the Prime Minister in Varanasi regarding his job in Indian Army. Krishna Kumar was waiting for the PM’s convoy to pass at least for an hour, the moment Modi’s convoy crossed beside Kumar, he jumped carrying a file with him asking for a job in Indian Army.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23 laid the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi’s Ganjari, Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present for the occasion in Varanasi.  

Varanasi, PM Modi’s parliamentary constituency also witnessed big names from the cricket fraternity on the occasion. The names include Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Madan Lal, Gundappa Viswanath, and Gopal Sharma.

PM Modi also inaugurated 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalaya built across Uttar Pradesh, during the programme. 

The Varanasi International Cricket Stadium is a step towards realising PM Modi’s vision to develop a modern and world-class sports infrastructure.

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