To-day 12-12-12 is one of the most significant days of the year. It is Superstar Rajinikanth’s birthday which is extra special as it falls on 12.12.12 — a date that’s being hailed as one of the most auspicious of the century. Namma Superstar will be entering his 63rd year. Rajnikanth today is a phenomenon, a brand and a man of the masses. The transition of the bus conductor to onscreen hero to someone who can even change the game of politics has been slow and steady.
Today, the Superstar (as he is fondly called by the people of his state) can evoke emotions and command respect like no other actor can here. His simplicity, humility and humane nature are what draw the common man to him — and this is exactly what makes other stars respect him and look up to him. Talking about Rajini’s career and his growth, director Suresh Krissna says, “Rajinikanth has phased his career brilliantly. He realized that his popularity had skyrocketed and his market value had shot through the roof after Baasha. Instead of cashing in on that, he asked himself, ‘Can I maintain this level of heroism?’ And, he started cutting down on his films — from four or five films per year in the 80s, he is now doing a film once in three years.
While other stars continue to act in films regularly, with this strategy, the Superstar has made his fans anticipate his every release.
We would like to wish namma Superstar a very happy and healthy birthday.