What is this ‘Rajini phenomenon’, wonders Ram Gopal Varma

Director Ram Gopal Varma expressed his admiration of superstar Rajinikanth in a series of tweets on Sunday, wondering how “somebody with his looks” became a superstar.

Actor Rajinikanth with actor Amy Jackson on the sets of 'Enthiran-2': Photo courtesy: Twitter/@iamAmyJackson

Actor Rajinikanth with actor Amy Jackson on the sets of ‘Enthiran-2’: Photo courtesy: Twitter/@iamAmyJackson

Actor Amy Jackson had tweeted a picture of herself and Rajinikanth earlier, saying, “I don’t think I’ve ever looked so happy on a photograph. Rajiniji, I feel super honoured to be acting alongside you.”

Rajini was, as always, in his simplest no-make-up, no-wig off-screen avatar.

Varma seems to have expected the backlash from ‘Thalaivar’ fans. He tweeted saying some fans of Rajinikanth, “didn’t even realise that I was only complimenting the superstar.”