Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
Happy Birthday Rajnikanth
Soon, it was all you would hear — in local trains, on your Facebook feed, over lunch in the office cafeteria and in your SMS inbox — each instance starting with: this is the best Rajnikanth joke ever.
You have to hand it to them though, most of them were pretty funny, even though they were copied from the Chuck Norris brand of jokes. And what they did is reinforce to a whole lot of people who don’t live in south India — what a phenomenon Rajnikanth is, if you didn’t know it already.
My favourite one is: Rajnikanth wanted to play cricket, so the rain was delayed due to start of play (or something to that effect).
And of course, today, on Rajnikanth’s birthday, the one doing the rounds is “Happy Rajnikanth, Birthday”.
Which is your favourite Rajnikanth joke?