Akshay tweeted this for the birthday boy:
Rajinikanth posted this thank you message on his Twitter yesterday:
To all my fans, well wishers, media & friends from the film fraternity.... many thanks for your warm wishes? Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) December 12, 2016
He received messages from PM Modi, Big B, SRK, Rishi Kapoor and many others:
Happy birthday @superstarrajini! Wishing you a long life filled with good health.? Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 12, 2016
T 2469 - It is Rajnikant's birthday on Dec 12th and we wish him greater glory happiness and good helath .. pic.twitter.com/hRQRyYZ7Q6? Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 11, 2016
2 the coolest & greatest of em all. Wishing u health happiness & years of entertainment for us.Happy B'Day Thalaivaa pic.twitter.com/xLwRSBbuJe? Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 12, 2016
Happy Birthday Rajnikant Garu. God Bless!Remembering those days when we shot together and discussed how little we get paid at lunch time lol pic.twitter.com/F83HqX5TpX? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) December 12, 2016
Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya spoke about her father's work and ethics in an interview with news agency IANS. "He is a very simple human being. He never forgot where he came from. As his children, my sister Aishwaryaa and I learnt this from him - to never forget our roots. With our dad, there are no two faces. What you see is what he is. Whether it's a fan or a producer, he treats them all the same. He has been down to earth all his life. He will never change. We, as his children, try to emulate that trait of our dad," Soundarya told IANS.
Rajinikanth, who was in and out of hospital for while a couple of years ago, has now returned to work with a vengeance. His films Kochadaiiyaan and Linga tanked at the box office but this year's Kabali,in which Rajinikanth played a Malaysia-based don, opened to record-breaking business.
Rajinikanth's 2.0 is one of next year's most-awaited films. A sequel to his 2010 blockbuster Enthiran, which released in Hindi as Robot, 2.0 co-stars Amy Jackson, apart from Akshay.
Last month, Rajinikanth and Akshay released the first look of 2.0, which immediately went viral.
2.0 is expected out in October 2017.
(With inputs from IANS)