Raju Mahalingam of Lyca Productions who has been closely associated with Rajinikanth over the last three years, was the first to join the actor’s political movement.
On January 1, his Twitter page carried a picture with Rajinikanth with the caption, ‘A new political will – a new year awaits for the people of Tamil Nadu. ‘
Speaking to India Today Raju Mahalingam said, “Firstly, I’m a fan of Rajinikanth sir since my childhood. Also, during the production of 2.0, I’ve watched him closely for three years. He is known for his simplicity, honesty and straight-forwardness.
I think that is the need of the hour for the political scenario that is prevailing in Tamil Nadu at present. So, when Rajini sir announced his decision to form a political party, I decided to join his political journey.”
Raju Mahalingam was the creative head of Lyca Productions, which is owned by Subaskaran Allirajah. Raju had been associated with Lyca since its inception in 2014. He further revealed that he holds no position in the party as of now. “No, right now, I do not hold any position. I have registered just as a party member,” he has reportedly said.