Its celebration time for Rajini fans today (Friday).
The superstar, who is celebrating his 64th birthday in addition to the release of his blockbuster film "Lingaa," has been flooded with wishes from all quarters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajinikanth's contemporary Kamal Haasan are among those who wished him.
"On his birthday, I extend greetings to the legendary Rajinikanth ji.May he remain in the best of health & have a long life. @superstarrajini," tweeted The Prime Minister.
Rajinikanth's friend Kamal Haasan wished him through a video that was shared on Kamal's Facebook page later. He gave a twist, wishing Rajinikanth a happy "44th" birthday, though the supertar actually turned 64, explaining that it is their 44th year of friendship. He also wished Rajinikanth's film "Lingaa" grand success.
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi wished the star over phone and referred to it in his Facebook page:
Here are other celebrities who wished the superstar on social media:
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to #Superstar #Rajinikanth garu and i wish all the best to #Lingaa which is releasing today worldwide! - Puri Jagannadh
"Happy Birthday Rajini Sir and wishing you all the best for your movie Lingaa" - Mohanlal
"Happy birth day to the super star and wishing the entire team of Linga all the best" – R Sarath Kumar
"Many happy returns to the one n only #Rajinikanth ..wishing #Lingaa all the best" – Sumalatha Ambareesh
"Thalaivaaaaaaaaa.....appaaaaaaaaa..happy birthday..may God bless you my lingeshwaran!Forever n ever..love you more than words can say."- Aishwarya R Dhanush
"Happy birthday superstar :) LINGAA few more hours to go !! #cantsleep #slowestnight" – Dhanush
"Happy Birthday @superstarrajini sir. Cannot wait to wait #LINGAA! #happybirthdaythalaiva" – Asin
"Here's wishing our very own super star @superstarrajini sir a very happy birthday!!!!We love you sir! may God bless you always!" - Priyamani
"Happy birthday to the most amazing #Superstar #Rajinikanth sir , can't wait to watch #Lingaa" – Tammana Bhatia
"Long live superstar!! #HappyBirthdaySuperStar #lingaa . Should have been declared a public holiday."- Samantha Ruth Prabhu
'Happy bday to our very own superstar the legend @superstarrajini sir. wat a simplest person. I wish him a great success on this special day" - Lakshmi Rai
"Happppy birthday #Superstar #Rajini sir. Long live the legend." – Hansika
"A very very happy b'day to one n only #Superstar #Rajinikanth #Thalaivaa @superstarrajini" - Pia Bajpai
"Superstar Rajinikanth's latest movie 'Lingaa' releases today...and it is coincidentally his 64th birthday as well..wishing the #Superstar #Rajinikanth sir a healthy rocking successful birthday" – Director Sanjeev