New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended wishes to the legendary Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on the latter’s 64th birthday.
“On his birthday, I extend greetings to the legendary Rajinikanth ji. May he remain in the best of health and have a long life,” tweeted Prime Minister Modi.
Tamil superstar’s fans, who worship him like god, have put up huge posters and cut-outs of their hero as his much-awaited film ‘Lingaa’ is all set to be released today.
We are very much honored and happy. The film should be blockbuster,” said Pramod, his fan.
“On his birthday, I extend greetings to the legendary Rajinikanth ji.May he remain in the best of health & have a long life.
Another fan of Tamil superstar, Raghu, said, “He is pretty humble from his heart. I wish his film go blockbuster and break all the records.”
Born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, Rajnikanth, began acting in plays while working in the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor.
In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a diploma in acting. Following his debut in K. Balachander’s National Film Award-winning Apoorva Raagangal (1975), his acting career commenced with a brief phase of portraying antagonistic characters in Tamil films.
After establishing himself as a lead actor in a number of commercially successful films, he began to be referred to as a ‘superstar’ and has since continued to hold a matinee idol status in the popular culture of South. His mannerisms and stylised delivery of dialogue in films contribute to his mass popularity and appeal.