Rajinikanth, the legendary Indian cinema superstar, who rose to prominence from humble beginnings as a bus conductor, has etched an indelible mark in the world of entertainment. Born into a Marathi family, Rajinikanth’s given name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad.
While Rajinikanth’s towering presence in the film industry is well-known, what may come as a surprise to many of his fans is his fluency in Marathi. A video from the Darbar trailer launch captured the superstar effortlessly conversing in Marathi with reporters, a moment that went viral. During the interaction, he revealed that Marathi is spoken in his Bangalore home.
In a notable revelation, Rajinikanth expressed his desire to work in Marathi cinema, a move that would undoubtedly create ripples of excitement among fans of both the actor and the regional film industry.
Rajinikanth, often referred to as the “Thalaiva,” has been a reigning superstar in the Tamil film industry since the 1970s. He stands among the highest-earning actors in Asia, boasting a career that spans Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Hollywood films.
On the professional front, Rajinikanth recently graced the silver screen in “Jailer,” a blockbuster that achieved monumental success at the box office, amassing over Rs 600 crore in global collections. The film features a stellar cast, including Vasanth Ravi, Tamannaah Bhatia, Yogi Babu, Ramya Krishnan, and Vinayakan. Notably, it marks the Tamil debut of Kannada superstar Shiva Rajkumar, with special appearances by Jackie Shroff and veteran Malayalam actor Mohanlal.
Celebrating the triumph of “Jailer,” Rajinikanth, Mohanlal, and Shiva Rajkumar came together in Chennai for a joyous gathering. Earlier this month, Sun Pictures’ head, Kalanithi Maran, extended his appreciation by gifting luxury cars to Rajinikanth, director Nelson, and the film’s music composer Anirudh Ravichander.
Rajinikanth’s unceasing cinematic journey continues to captivate audiences worldwide, and his expressed interest in Marathi cinema adds another intriguing chapter to his illustrious career.