Much has been said about his larger-than-life on screen persona, but success eluded Rajinikanth for several years, before he became a star in 90s and reached superstardom soon after. As he gets set for his next, Kochadaiyaan, here's a look at his cinematic journey.
Sri Lanka: The Rajnikanth mania gripped Sri Lanka too. His blockbuster Sivaji:The boss was on show 41 times a day in seven theatres across the island, with all shows running to full houses.
Celebs go gaga over Rajinikanth Katrina on missing the chance to work with Rajini: "Of course, it’s not the end of the road. Rajinikanth sir and I will work together in the near future on something else, for sure. ais crossed!” beams the busy actor, talking from Cuba. She will start shooting for Dhoom 3 in the second half of the year with Aamir Khan, followed by the Dostana sequel with John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan closer to the end of 2012."
Aishwarya on Rajinikanth: "Endhiran is a total Rajni-Shankar styled entertainer. There's no logic as to why I agreed to do it beyond the urge to work with Rajnikanth. Shankar and Rajni sir have approached me for so many films, it's embarrassing. Ever since we did Jeans together Shankar has approached me for all his films except Boys. Rajni sir, being the senior that he is, has shown no egoistic traits in approaching me for his last four-five films. And my refusal to do his films was never misconstrued by him. I admire him for that. It speaks volumes for his seniority and his calibre as a human being to never take offence to my no."
Jackie Shroff on Rajini: “I like his simplicity and I admire his stardom, in fact I feel he’s bigger than anyone in Hollywood! Such is his star power. I am going to act with him after Uttar Dakshin, it feels like meeting a brother after long. Being directed by Soundarya is like being directed by a brother’s daughter, it’s like family and it’s going to be fantastic!”