Fan rivalry is omnipresent, be it Bollywood or Kollywood. In fact, wars between actors fans hit the rock bottom when a Jr NTR fan brutally assassinated a Pawan Kalyan fan last year. Despite being stars, actors in the South are almost always a factor of their fan clubs.
Right from organising 4am special shows to celebrating a film's silver jubilee, fan clubs act as a catalyst to an actor's market value. And this only turned more disturbing in the late 80s. Fans transformed into fanatics when both Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan had their releases on the same day.
If Kamal Haasan got a 30ft cutout for his Thevar Magan, Rajini fans raised it to 50ft for Thalaivar's Baasha, thereby paving the way for more such competition. If Udhayam theatre in Chennai is Rajinikanth's fortress, it's Albert theatre for Kamal Haasan.
This rivalry between Rajini and Kamal fans is aptly captured in the upcoming Tamil film titled Enkita Mothathe, which has cinematographer-actor Nataraj plays a Rajini fan and Rajaji plays a Kamal fan.
According to reports, the team is planning to screen Enkita Mothathe for both Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.
Directed by Ramu Chellappa, the film will release on March 10.