Rajinikanth and his wife Latha celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Friday and fans of the Tamil superstar found and shared throwback pictures of the couple on social media.
This one, a black and white photo of Anupam Kher and Shatrughan Sinha standing right next to South cinema's leading couple, caught our attention.
Rajini sir and Mr Kher co-starred in a string of films including Wafadaar, Chaalbaaz, Hum and Sau Crore. Shatrughan Sinha worked with Thalaiva, as Rajinikanth's fans call him, in Asli Naqli and Baba.
Mr and Mrs Rajinikanth's love story is the subject of industry folklore. The couple apparently met and fell in love when she interviewed him for her college magazine. They married in 1981. During the 1980s, Lathaji worked as a playback singer in Tamil cinema. She sang Netru Indha Neram from Kamal Haasan's Tik Tik Tik and Kadavul Ullamae from Anbulla. She also contributed to Rajini 25 (1999), a musical album that commemorated 25 years of her husband's career. Rajinikanth, meanwhile, recently returned to Chennai after wrapping the Malaysian shoot of his upcoming film Kabali.
Rajinikanth's elder daughter Aishwaryaa, who is married to actor Dhanush, made her debut as a director with 3. His younger daughter, Soundarya, directed Kochadaiiyaan which starred her father in the lead role and is married to industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar.
Here are some more tweet-worthy pictures of Mr and Mrs Rajinikanth: