Thalaiva Rajinikanth made his grand entry into the social media world on May 5, 2014, three days ahead of the release of his movie Kochadaiyaan and even before he published his first tweet was published (at 4 pm), there were over 20,000 followers. Though Rajini made his Twitter debut in 2014, unlike his contemporary, Kamal Haasan, who joined the micro-blogging site two years after him, the actor has never been too active on the social media platform. Also Read - #AnnaatthePongal2021 Trends as Rajinikanth's Film Annaathe Gets Official Release Date
Rajinikanth, who created his Twitter account with a Twitter handle – ‘Superstar Rajini’, has now changed his twitter handle to ‘Rajinikanth’, distancing himself from his ‘superstar’ status. Fans may be a little disappointed with this change as they bestowed this tag on him, but it hints at Rajini’s political stance. This change indicates that the Kabali actor does not want to be known as a Superstar but wants to be one of the people, much like a commoner. Also Read - 'Forget About Coming to Power': Rajinikanth Warns Tamil Nadu Government Against Reopening TASMAC Shops
Well, the good news is Rajinikanth is now on Facebook and Instagram too. Woah! Isn’t that a great news? Rajinikanth made his Facebook and Instagram debut yesterday and his followers are increasing with each passing minute. As of now, Rajinikanth’s followers on Instagram are 2,34,000, while on Facebook, the number is 1,72,127. No doubt, the number will go even higher. ALSO READ: Rajinikanth Birthday: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Dhanush Post Wishes – Check Tweets Also Read - Chandramukhi 2: Raghava Lawrence Plays Rajinikanth's Role Vettaiyan in Sequel to P Vasu's 2005 Horror Comedy
On the professional front, Rajinikanth will next be seen in 2.0, which is being helmed by Shankar and bankrolled by Subaskaran Allirajah, founder of Lyca Productions. Besides Superstar, the film also features Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson. The film is one of the most-anticipated films of 2018. Rajinikanth, has another movie coming right on its heels, Kaala, written and helmed by Pa Rajinth and the movie is produced by Rajinikanth’s son-in-law Dhanush. Watch the space for more updates.