Superstar Rajinikanth’s fans in Tirunelveli has appealed to nations around the world to consider declaring 12th December, which is Rajini’s birthday, as the ‘World Style Day’ considering the fact that Rajini has been the indisputable ‘style icon’ of Indian films for more than the past three decades.
Rajini’s is the typical rags-to-riches story as he was working as a bus conductor before coming to Chennai in search of offers in the film industry. Debuting as a character actor in his mentor K. Balachander’s Apoorva Ragangal, Rajini later played villain in a few movies before taking the irreversible route of hero and becoming ‘No.1’.
Rajini’s name is synonymous with his various eye-catching stylish mannerisms such as tossing the cigarette and catching up perfectly between his lips, the way he would adjust his hair, the manner in which he would put on his sun-goggles and the various other acts which only Rajini can conceive and do with aplomb. Rajini’s magnetic voice and his dialogue-delivering style are also unique and earned him millions of fans.
In a poster brought out by fans in Tirunelveli, a plea has been made countries urging them to announce 12th December, the birthday of their darling Rajinikanth, as the ‘World Style Day’. Banu Sekar, secretary of the Rajini fans’ club in Tirunelveli, has said that “It has been the wish of Rajini’s fans everywhere that his birthday should be observed as ‘World Style Day’ as Rajini’s style and mannerisms have earned him fans right from the age group of 6 to 60. The poster is our attempt to realize this dream!”