It is Superstar Rajinikanth’s birthday today. Let’s look at 10 facts about him.
1. The last film that Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan acted together was Thullu Mullu in 1981. Kamal made a guest appearance in that film.
2. The challenge scene in Annamalai was a single shot. The film was supposed to be directed by Vasanth before Suresh Krishna took over.
3. Rajnikanth was the first choice for Mudhalvan. Then it went to Vijay before Arjun took over.
4. The name of Rajini’s first love interest was Nirmala. However she moved away from his life once he joined Adayar film institute. He has not met her since that day.
5. Rajini acted in two films that had the same storyline and same name with a change of 1 letter within a span of 7 years. The films are Pokkiri Raja in 1982 and Rajadhi Raja in 1989.
6. Enthiran was the first 300 crore blockbuster in Tamil cinema.
7. When Mullum Mallarum ran into financial trouble it was Kamal Haasan who helped release the film.
8. Rajini had 2 industry hits in the same year in 1995. The films were Baasha and Muthu.
9. Telugu Superstar Chiranjeevi played Rajini’s villain in the film Ranuvaveeran.
10. The superstar card with the background music first made an appearance in Annamalai.