‘Forbes India’, the country’s leading commercial journal catering to the needs of industries and industrialists, has named superstar Rajinikanth as one of the ‘most influential Indians’ of the year 2010. The magazine, which has a world-wide circulation, is widely considered as the one which has the measure of the pulse of the commercial activities going on around the country and elsewhere.
On the eve of the passage of the year 2011 and the dawn of the new decade with the year 2011, ‘Forbes India’ has brought out a special annual souvenir which has many interesting articles and is a collector’s delight. The book also features a list of the most influential person in India.
The high-profile list features the names of achievers from a variety of fields including industrialist Anand Mahindra of Mahindra Group, Bihar’s long-standing chief minister Nitish Kumar, the fiery Union Environment minister Jairam Ramesh and Bollywood’s Rajkumar Hirani, the director of the record-breaking ‘3 Idiots’.
Superstar Rajnikanth happens to be the lone representative from Kollywood in the list and has drawn a special article about him in the title “Rajinikanth: Who Really Is the Super Star?” in which the article tries to explain why the actor was selected as the real superstar.
Rajini’s name is featured thanks to the colossal hit of his latest film ‘Enthiran: The Robot’ in all the three languages viz., Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Special reference has been made the way Rajni’s ‘Robot’ (title of the dubbed version in Hindi) managed to storm the Bollywood bastion, upsetting many direct Hindi films’ box-office collections on the way.
Rajini, whose last film in Hindi was the 1990 flick ‘Hum’ which had Amitabh Bachchan as his co-star, had been referred to the man who ‘returned to Bollywoood (through ‘Robot’) after 20 long years to conquer it’. Another notable and interesting fact revealed by ‘Forbes’ is that Rajni’s ‘Enthiran’ is by far the highest grossing Indian film (in any language) and had overtaken Hirani’s ‘3 Idiots’ long back.