HIGHLIGHTS LIVE: In the long-awaited speech, Rajinikanth first apologizes for “taking too long,” says he is still “a child in political experience.” Speaking in Raghavendra’s marriage room in Chennai, the actor is likely to announce his political entry. The superstar of Tamil cinema has kept his fans, fellow actors and political commentators in contention for several months. Anticipating the announcement of a new political party, a fan has taken the liberty of designing a “party flag”, a network, white and blue combination with the actor’s sketch in the center. Rajinikanth’s announcement will probably culminate the six-day meeting with fans and followers, the second such event the actor has held this year. The first was held in May, where the actor, who enjoys cult in Tamil Nadu, hinted for the first time to political downfall. The BJP quickly contacted the actor, but sources close to the actor said he would like to launch his own party. The statements of Rajinikanth have awakened the political melting pot in Tamil Nadu, which has been going through a political vacuum since the death of AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa last year.