Rajinikanth’s Twitter debut: Almost 150,000 followers in day one

Published: May 5, 2014

Indian actor Rajinikanth arrives to attend the 70th Birthday celebration of Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai late October 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages

IANS

Chennai  – Cinematic icon Rajinikanth, who made his debut on Twitter Monday, attracted almost 150,000 followers on his first day of joining the social networking platform.

“Salutation to the Lord. Vaaakkam Anaivarukkum! A big thank you to all my fans. Excited on this digital journey,” read his first tweet.

His new movie Kochadaiiyaan directed by his younger daughter Soundarya R. Ashwin, is set for release Friday.

Earlier in the day, Rajinikanth said in a statement: “I decided to start with Twitter because I felt that the platform is abuzz with all the news and the trends that happen across the globe and I’m told that this is where all the best Rajini one-liners are.”

The 63-year-old, one of India’s most prolific and influential superstars, Rajinikanth’s mass popularity and appeal is largely drawn from his mannerisms and stylized dialogue delivery.

With his entry on Twitter, he hopes to interact with his fans.

For this, he has partnered with CA Media Digital’s first venture, Fluence – a celebrity digital network – which will manage his digital presence.

“I am confident that I have the best team and the best guides who will help me connect with my audience,” said the superstar.

IANS 2014-05-05 23:42:17

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