There is something about Rajinikanth that attracts every one. Obviously, the actor’s handsomeness and intense eyes will attract everyone. But these days, the Rajni mania is reaching great heights, like it did way back in 2000.
A few years ago, a famous pop artist in America wore a T-shirt in one of her videos with Rajinikanth’s face on it. Pretty soon, in another hip-hop video, a dancer wore a T-shirt, again with Rajinikanth’s face. Then it became a rage in the US, wearing T-shirts with some Hindi inscriptions or Gayatri Mantra.
Then came the style of wearing T-shirt depicting Hindu Gods, the most famous being Lord Ganesha. Now, the Rajinikanth T-shirt is back in America, just like Che Guevara T-shirts. Rajinikanth T-shirt is also famous in Japan; most of the T-shirts feature his eyes alone with the intent gaze that was seen in Basha.
Rajinikanth is so famous in Japan that he chose to include two Japanese characters in Baba. Not only in Japan and America, Rajinikanth’s fame reached Europe too. In fact, about two years ago, a French movie, Prête-moi, which was showcased in Cannes, borrowed a few scenes from the Rajni hit Muthu.
These scenes appear in the film when the lead actress is shown watching them on TV and remarking to the visitor that she is watching Muthu, a must-see Indian movie.
We are lucky to have great icons like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. It will be wonderful if these two great actors act in a film together like Jackie Chan and Jet Li did recently in Forbidden Kingdom. The day they do it, Tamil Cinema will reach its summit.
Recently, the actor heaped praises upon Kamal Haasan after watching Dasavathaaram (also spelt as Dasavatharam) in a special screening. Stay on TamilWire.net to know more about it.