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Some Secrets of Rajinikanth that are not widely known!

Here are some facts  about the media-shy star , Rajinikanth, that are not widely known.

1.     Rajinikant  has always  considered Kamal Haasan his biggest  rival.In fact  they may swear to be friends the fact is  there has always been  an undisclosed  veneer  of  antagonism between them ever since Rajni played villain  to Kamal’s hero  in  his debut film Apoorva Raagangal(made in Hindi as Ek Nayi Paheli). Though Rajni soon became  a leading man and an iconic superstar  , he never go over the fact that he was a villain in a Kamal starrer when he  started  out.

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2.     Rajinikanth’s  career  in Hindi films floundered  from the start. Though he  was the lead in  his first Hindi  film Andha Kanoon, it was Amitabh Bachchan  who walked away  with all the  credit in an extended guest appearance . Again in Hum  Rajini played second lead to Bachchan. Subsequently his Hindi films like Aasli Naqli and Mera Kanoon were terrible flops and Rajini soon gave  up Bollywood.

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3.     A  superstar in  the South,  Rajini’s films  have never done  that well in their dubbed Hindi avatar. This is  why  his latest  film Darbar has been shot in Mumbai . When director A  R Murugadoss wrote the  cop’s role in  Darbar  for Rajinikant he made  sure it  had a pan-India  appeal. The  cop that Rajini  plays in Darbar is an angry as the Big B in Zanjeer but also as  funny as Salman Khan in Dabangg.

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4.     Darbar  is  Rajinikanth’s  167th film. His last few films  have underperformed at the  boxoffice. In spite of his frail  health Rajikanth insisted on performing the stunts  himself. While director Murugadoss was willing to use a body double Rajini  put his foot down. ‘What  purpose does an action film serve  for me if someone else  is doing the action?’ he reasoned with his  director.And that was that.

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5.     Rajinikanth always shows his films to his wife Latha first. Her  opinion matters to  Rajini  and he  watches her face  carefully as she  watches his  films. Latha apart ,Rajini doesn’t  care about anyone’s opinion. He has  never read  a single review  of any  of his  films.As far as  Darbar is concerned its super-success is  crucial to Rajinikanth’s career. Will  it  see the return of  Rajinimania ?

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