Rajinikanth turns 70: PM Modi wishes a long and healthy life to the Thalaivar

Superstar Rajinikanth is turning 70 on Saturday and social media is already flooded with birthday wishes from fans, friends, politicians, celebs from different walks of life, and colleagues from the Indian film fraternity. Hashtags like #HBDSuperstarRajinikanth are trending big-time on the internet and ardent Rajini admirers are going berserk as their demigod has recently announced that he will start a political party in January 2021 to contest in the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly election.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended birthday greetings to Rajinikanth and wished him a long and healthy life. In his Tweet, Modi wrote “Dear @rajinikanth Ji, wishing you a Happy Birthday! May you lead a long and healthy life.”

Telugu superstars like Chiranjeevi, Mahesh Babu and Venkatesh have already conveyed their birthday wishes to the iconic actor on social media. On the work front, Rajinikanth will be joining the sets of ‘Annaatthe’ in Hyderabad to wrap up his remaining portions. Starring an ensemble star cast like Keerthy Suresh, Meena, Nayanthara, Khushbu, Jackie Shroff and Prakash Raj, the action drama is directed by Siruthai Siva with music composed by D Imman.

In an illustrious career spanning for over four decades, Rajini garnered a massive fan following both in the country and abroad. Even at 70, he continues to attract millions of hearts with his charismatic screen presence, style, swag, striking mannerisms, and his extreme humble nature in real life.

Starting off his showbiz journey as a supporting artist and antagonist, Rajinikanth turned into a full-fledged hero with the phenomenal success of ‘Billa’ in 1980. From then on, he made it big in Kollywood with successive superhits at the box-office and subsequently entered Hindi cinema.