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Indian superstar Rajinikanth steps up to political stage

'Dancing Maharajah' has his doubters as he plays role of 'natural ally' to Modi

"It's now or never" for Rajinikanth, who told fans three years ago he would segue into politics.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Rajinikanth, a Tamil-language film superstar, is entering Indian politics, ending years of speculation.

He will launch a party in January after announcing it on Dec. 31, the actor tweeted on Thursday.

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