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Superstar Rajinikanth now has two million followers on Twitter.

The superstar, who is not so active on Twitter, joined the micro-blogging site on 5 May, 2014 and has tweeted only 12 messages till date using his Twitter handle @SuperStarRajini

Many of his followers are awestruck at the incredible feat even though he has posted only a dozen messages.

The actor follows 18 persons. 

Though he is yet to comment on his Twitter fan following reaching two million, his fans are celebrating it with congratulatory messages.

Meanwhile Rajinikanth, who has had a bad run at the box office in the last few years with his two releases – "Kochadaiiyaan", directed by his daughter Soundarya and "Lingaa", directed by KS Ravikumar – is now gearing up for his next movie that will be directed by Pa Ranjith.

Rumours suggest that the actor has decided to try something different from his typical superstar image, with some saying he will play the role of an ageing gangster in the upcoming movie. 

Audience are now waiting to see how the director handles Rajinikanth's stardom, given his realistic approach to film-making. The shooting of the film is scheduled to begin in two months in Malaysia and later move to Thailand, Singapore and India (Chennai).

The untitled movie will reportedly be produced under the banner of Kaliapuli Films International and the makers are planning the film for a Pongal 2016 release.