Vanakkam, Namaste, Salaam, Hello Rajinikanth! Please join us in welcoming @SuperStarRajini to Twitter.
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) May 5, 2014
Yes, You heard it right. Thalaiva is on Twitter now. Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, made his much awaited debut on the micro blogging site Twitter yesterday. The actor’s official handle is @SuperStarRajini and interestingly received over 9,000 followers just in 1 hour, the number has now reached to over 168k followers. The popularity of the superstar was so avid that, even before he sent his first tweet he had nearly 17,000 followers.
Twitter verified his account within half an hour of its creation. And, according to Trendsmap Chennai, the handle began trending almost immediately in Chennai.
Fluence, a celebrity digital network, will manage Rajinikanth’s social media interests and make sure he has a good social media presence. The media house also manages Amitabh Bachchan’s and Salman Khan’s account.
The First Tweet:
“I have always believed that my career graph is a miracle I owe my fans. I have been contemplating joining the social media platform for a while to connect with them, hear what they have to say and share my thoughts. Unfortunately I never got around to it until now,” Rajnikanth said.
To make his presence more viral, whosoever will follow @SuperStarRajini in the first week, will receive a ‘WelcomeGraph’, a personalised welcome picture from the icon. Fans can also follow the actor’s Twitter account by dialing, or giving a missed call at 080 6700 6666 to access his Tweets.
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His wife Latha, daughters Soundarya, Aishwaryaa and son-in-law Dhanush are already on Twitter.
On the other hand Twitter’s Market Director, Rishi Jaitly welcomed the superstar and said, “This is truly an “only-on-Twitter” moment as Superstar Rajinikanth’s debut on Twitter also marks his debut in the digital space more generally. We welcome Rajinikanth to Twitter, are happy to support his launch on the platform and look forward to watching him use our mobile service to engage in live, public conversations with fans and other icons around the world.” he said.
Interestingly, Rajinikanth’s debut on Twitter coincides with the release of his upcoming film ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ directed by his daughter Soundarya, which hits theatres this Friday, and this Twitter debut is pointed as a publicity stunt by many for the movie.
Nevertheless, Twitter was flooded with flooded with Rajini style jokes, here is a collection:
Finally, Twitter has been allowed to open account with Rajnikant. You can follow Twitter at @SuperstarRajini. Give Welcome to twitter
— Jagrit Minocha (@MinochaJagrit) May 5, 2014
Has Twitter really joined Rajnikant..omg..Twitter u are complete today! All the Rajni fans don’t miss the chance…lol… :p 😀
— Priyanka Bhatt (@iPriyankaBhatt) May 5, 2014
The new #Rajnikant twitter feed is hilarious! Everyone is getting an exclusive Kochadaiiyaan poster – I wonder what is exclusive here 🙂
— Manish Punjabi (@manishpunjabi2) May 5, 2014