Tamil superstar and debutant politician Rajinikanth is on a multi-state pilgrimage. First up is Himachal Pradesh, followed by Uttarakhand and then meditation in Jammu for two days.
Four close associates will be accompanying Rajni on this tour.
Former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Prem Kumar Dhumal welcomed Rajini, annointing him as the future chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
Rajini who is fluent in Hindi quickly retorted that he is yet to launch a political party.
Correspondents of many television channels who were tipped off about Rajini's whereabouts by BJP officials in Himachal Pradesh covered his visit to the state.
Rajini avoided political questions asking the media to leave him alone. "I have come here to find peace and to pray, meditate and keep maun vrat (complete silence) for two days," he told the media.
Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand governments have provided police protection to the superstar.
Image: This picture was tweeted by the BJP's Sambit Patra, saying, "Chance meeting."