Silver Screen heroes always tasted success in Tamil Nadu. Right from Annadurai, Karunanidhi, MGR and Jayalalitha everyone came from film background.
Tamil Tambis stopped garlanding CM Crown to non filmi background personality after Kamaraj Nadar. Though Janaki Ramachandran, wife of MGR ruled for sometime after MGR's death, she couldn't make any impact. Jayalalitha from then on cast telling impression on AIADMK cadre, people and Tamil Nadu politics. However with her arrest AIADMK will surely lose its sheen.
BJP which is not having any filmi presence in TN unit is trying its best to persuade Super star Rajinikanth enter into politics and join the party. Rajini who didnot respond positively however supported DMK, TMK alliance in 1996 and more recenly supported BJP in 2004. He at that time announced that he voted for the saffron party.
In the recent elections BJP tried its best to rope in Rajinikanth. PM Modi as a part of election campaign met Rajini at his house in Chennai. However Rajini disappointed them by saying their meeting was just cordial and nothing political about it. BJP sources which are trying to bring in Rajini at present say current situation is different than two months back. With Jayalalitha in Jail, BJP feels it is right time to convince Rajini to join the party. Buzz is already BJP national leadership in Delhi is in touch with Rajinikanth. Fans are waiting eagerly for the response of Rajini.