Rajinikanth Makes His Debut on Facebook, Instagram; Read the First Posts of the Thalaivar

Shruti Venkatesh
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Rajinikanth Makes His Debut on Facebook, Instagram; Read the First Posts of the Thalaivar

The tongue-in-cheek posts resonate with the classy style of Superstar Rajinikanth

All the Rajni fans, Don’t Miss this Chance. No, we aren’t talking about the chance to do the ‘Lungi Dance’. We are talking about the chance to follow the Thalaivar on Facebook and Instagram! Well yes, Superstar Rajinikanth has made his much-awaited debut on the social media platforms – Facebook and Twitter –  few days ago. Much like his films and his personal style, his entry on these social media networks was also super stylish and classy. With just a single post, he announced his arrival in Rajini style, and the follower count has naturally been increasing every millisecond! Rajinikanth, who isn’t too frequent on his Twitter profile, has made an effort to expand his social media presence with Facebook and Instagram, and the fans are surely super happy.

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On Facebook, Rajinikanth made his debut less than 24 hours ago. His first post says “Vannakam”. The comments section has been flooded with messages from his fans. One comment says, ‘Thalaivar Entry Facebook is blessed’. Another says that just as he was about to quit Facebook owing to all the negativity, Rajinikanth’s entry has made it positive again. Many also thanked their idol, inspiration, Rajinikanth, for making a foray into Facebook. Rajinikanth’s Instagram post was also met with similar reactions. His tongue-in-cheek post on Instagram read, “Vannakam! Vandhuten nu sollu” – which roughly translates from Tamil to English as “Hello, I am here, tell everybody. This was the caption to a picture that he posted from his 2016 film Kabali.

Here is Rajinikanth’s first Facebook post:

While his Facebook page has over 153000 followers (and fast-growing), his Instagram profile has close to 95000 followers at the time of writing this article. He is not following anyone on Instagram at present. Both his Facebook and Instagram profiles have a blue-tick, i.e., it is a verified account.

Check out Rajinikanth’s Instagram post here:

Rajinikanth, who has had an account on Twitter since 2014, had said, “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.” He is, however, not regular on the platform. He has 4.58 million followers on Twitter.

Here’s is his first tweet from 2014:

The increase in social media presence is possibly a way to reach the youth of the country and communicate his policies better. The actor-turned-politician made his first public speech after announcing his decision to enter politics on Monday (March 5th, 2018). He said that there was a “vacuum” in Tamil Nadu politics that he would fill. Rajinikanth’s friend, contemporary actor and now political rival Kamal Haasan launched his own political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, last month in Madurai.