CHENNAI: Actor Rajinikanth, hailed as 'Superstar' by his fans, on Sunday thanked them and celebrities, who wished him, as he is set to complete 45 years in Tamil cinema industry in a week.
On his twitter handle, Rajinikanth expressed his heartfelt thanks to his fans and a host of people including celebrities who wished him well.
A Common Display Picture (CDP) was released on Sunday evening celebrating 45 years of 'Rajinism' in Tamil cinema.
The picture encapsulates several avatars of Rajinikanth in Tamil cinema since his early days in the field.
The hastags #45YearsofRajinismCDP and #Neengal Illamal Nan Illai (roughly translated as Without you I am not there) in Tamil trended on Twitter.
என்னுடைய திரையுலகப் பயணத்தின் நாற்பத்தைந்து ஆண்டுகள் நிறைவு பெறும் இந்நாளில், என்னை வாழ்த்திய நல் இதயங்களுக்கும், என்னை வாழ வைக்கும் தெய்வங்களான ரசிகப் பெருமக்களுக்கும், என்னுடைய இதயம் கனிந்த நன்றி. #நீங்கள்_இல்லாமல்_நான்_இல்லை— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) August 9, 2020
Rajinikanth's deubut Tamil movie, a K Balachander directorial, 'Apoorva Ragangal' released on August 15, 1975 and the 69-year old actor has acted in over 170 movies.
A battalion of celebrities including actor Mohanlal, directors Ranjith, Karthick Subbaraj, dance master Raghava Lawrence, producer Thanu, former cricketer Hemang Badani greeted the top star and released the CDP.