Veteran Indian actor Rajinikanth on Sunday took to the social media platform, Twitter, to express his gratitude to his fandom and fellow film colleagues, who wished him well as completes, 45 years of acting excellence in the South Indian cinema industry, in a week. On his twitter account, Superstar – as he is known to his fan, he expressed his heartfelt thanks to his fans and a host of people including celebrities who wished him well.
A Common Display Picture (CDP) was released on Sunday evening celebrating 45 years of ‘Rajinism’ in Tamil cinema. The picture encapsulates several avatars of Rajinikanth in Tamil cinema since his early days in the field.
The hastags #45YearsofRajinismCDP and #Neengal Illamal Nan Illai (roughly translated as Without you I am not there) in Tamil trended on Twitter.
Rajinikanth’s deubut Tamil movie, a K Balachander directorial, ‘Apoorva Ragangal’ released on August 15, 1975 and the 69-year old actor has acted in over 170 movies. A battalion of celebrities including actor Mohanlal, directors Ranjith, Karthick Subbaraj, dance master Raghava Lawrence, producer Thanu, former cricketer Hemang Badani greeted the top star and released the CDP.
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