Actor Rajinikanth caused a furore amongst Tamil movie fans on August 19 after a video of him bowing down to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adithyanath went viral.
The actor has received criticism and appreciation from people of various political leanings for his act.
While a section criticised him for showing reverence to U.P. Chief Minister, increasingly becoming famous for his politics directed mainly against the minorities, another section appreciated him for showing respect towards a Hindu saint.
The actor has been on a pilgrimage to Rishikesh in Himalayas after the release of his film, ‘Jailer’.
He had also recently met Jharkand Governor C.P. Radhakrishnan.