Tamilnadu politics is in doldrums. Currently a vacuum is created after the passing away of TN CM J Jayalalithaa. Superstar Rajinikanth is being urged from various quarters to step in and fill up this void that has been created. When this happened, actor Sarathkumar raised a questioned. He asked if Rajinikanth is a Tamil. "Rajinikanth is an outsider, It is high time that Tamilnadu people should only elect Tamilians, not non-locals," he said.
He opened the Pandora's box with this statement. Rajini fans burnt Sarathkumar's posters. They even called Sarathkumar an opportunist. Many feel that Rajinikanth should step into politics and this is the right moment.