Rajnikanth is often described as a kingmaker than a throne aspirant. Nobody knows for sure what the actor's true ambitions are; is he disinterested, doesn't he care or is he just waiting for the right moment to pounce on to politics? His fans are ready; the cadre structure firmly in place. Will he, won't he? Meanwhile, the actor's philanthropy continues unabated - he has apparently touched more lives than any actor in Tamil Nadu through deeds publicised and not.
Amitabh Bachchan is a failed politician. He misread politics, and he didn't have the machine gun that he unabashedly wielded in 'Inquilab' to wipe off the entire assembly of elected representatives. The man didn't even have a good dialogue writer. By the time he learnt the art of turning public opinion and sparking debate, he was well out of politics, and by his own admission, he won't venture into that water anymore. But did Amitabh fail in politics or did the Indian politics fail him?