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Rajinikanth, no more a 'superstar'! but why?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 March 2018, 16:04 IST
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Legendary actor Rajinikanth is known as the biggest superstar of Indian cinema. Despite the fact that the Thalaivar really has no interest in promoting his films, his films are the most promoted films in Indian cinema. Rajinikanth, who had debuted on 18 August, 1975, in a supporting role in the Kamal Haasan-starrer Apoorva Raagangal has so far acted in 162 films in his 42-year-long career.

Rajinikanth's first film with a full-fledged role was opposite Sridevi in the 1976 film, Moondru Mudichu, where he was the main antagonist. However, two-years later, Rajinikanth won his first Best Actor Tamil Nadu State Award for his terrific portrayal of wind operator, Kali in Mullum Malarum. Rajinikanth also bagged the 'Super Star' title in the same year with M. Bhaskar film Bairavi. Since then, he has acted in many films including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages and most of them have been blockbuster at the Box Office.

But now, it seems like Thalaivar is all set to shed his 'Super Star' tag ahead of his political journey.

Rajinikanth joined Twitter in May 2014 with the handle name @superstarrajini. But now, he has removed the word 'superstar' from it. Similarly, Rajinikanth made his debut on Facebook and Instagram officially without the superstar tag in the handle names last week.

There are also reports that Rajinikanth is moving out of his superstar image to reach out to huge number of common people as the actor is all set to take up full-time politics.

First published: 12 March 2018, 16:04 IST