The 'Black' MGR
Here's why actor Vijaykanth is a growing political force in Tamil Nadu:
- His DMDK, is seen as a threat by both the DMK and the AIADMK
- It polled 8.3% in the 2006 assembly polls. This is expected to go up.
- Vijaykanth, projected as the dark MGR, is getting popular with the youth
- Political parties have begun to take him seriously, respond to his criticism
- He has met national politicians and says he is willing to strike alliances