Innocent Tweet Lands Rajini in Soup

Actress Radhika Apte’s picture with superstar Rajinikanth in Malaysia invited the wrath of Netizens

Published: 08th December 2015 04:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2015 04:44 AM   |  A+A-


The power of Twitter is such that it can bring down any personality as quickly as it can build one. The latest victim of trolls and abuse on the micro-blogging website is none other than superstar Rajinikanth himself. Recently, actress Radhika Apte posted a picture with the superstar in Malaysia, where he’s shooting for his upcoming film Kabali. “With the man himself!! #Thalaivar #Kabali,” read Apte’s tweet.

While her intention was innocent, her timing was terrible as the selfie was posted at a time when Chennai is sinking under the most destructive flood to hit the city in over a hundred years.

Almost immediately, many started criticising the superstar for  relaxing in Malaysia instead of helping out those in need. “Chennai is suffering its worst floods and big star Thailavar is busy posing for pictures with actresses. Shame,” read a Tweet, while several others voiced their views in a similarly vicious manner.

Rajinikanth fans shot back immediately, pointing out that the actor had already donated `10 Lakh towards the Tamil Nadu CM relief fund and is shattered by the proceedings in Chennai.

The Superstar has also reportedly cancelled his birthday celebrations (He turns 65 on December 12) and instructed all his fans to not celebrate his birthday and requested them to take part in relief operations instead.

According to sources, even the release of a new still for Kabali and the grand launch of Robo 2 have been indefinitely postponed.


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