'After the blockbuster success of Annaatthe, he argues, why should he hang up his boots when his fans still want more and more of him?'
The latest surgery performed on Rajinikanth on the eve of the release of his new film Annaatthe has left the superstar's family extremely concerned about his health.
Folks close to him apparently feel it's time for the Thalaiva to hang his boots.
"But he doesn't listen to anyone.
"His wife and daughters are in favour of a serious slowdown in pace. But he is doing just the opposite.
"After the blockbuster success of Annaatthe, he argues, why should he hang up his boots when his fans still want more and more of him?
"To this, his family has no reply.
"He says he wants to continue working till his last breath," a long-standing friend and colleague tells Subhash K Jha.
Significantly there has been no announcement of a project after Anaatthe.
"Which doesn't mean he doesn't have any offers," the friend says.
"It only means he is spoilt for choices. Every major director in Tamil Nadu has a script ready for Rajini whenever he says yes."
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