Superstar Rajinikanth takes twitter by storm

Ahead of the release of big budget movie, ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, superstar Rajinikanth decided to make his debut in the social networking world and no sooner he posted his first tweets, it took the twitter world by storm. The response has been unimaginable and in no minute, after he posted his first tweets, he received more than one lakh followers.

The 63-year-old tweeted: “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.”

On day one of his first tweets, over 16,000 followers followed him. His twitter account now has more than 200,000 followers. The news of Rajinikanth joining twitter has been covered not only by Indian media but BBC and other international media.

Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha welcomed Rajinikanth: "Superstar in the true sense of the word, my current costar, n most humble person evr @superstarrajini ! A very warm welcome to twitter Sir :) " (sic).

Rajinikanth is among top 10 celebrities in terms of velocity of followers joining him. said, "Within roughly 24 hours after the first tweet, Rajinikanth has amassed 2.1 lakh followers at a scorching pace. This has tumbled all prior Twitterrecords set by leading Indian celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Sachin Tendulkar... At this pace, Rajinikanth is expected to cross amillion followers within a week."

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

He has partnered with CA Media Digital's first venture, Fluence - a celebrity digital network - to manage his digital presence. It manages the digital account of celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Sonu Nigam, Shaam and Karishma Kapoor.

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