Rajinikanth's publicist tweeted that the actor "requests fans not to celebrate his birthday and avoid keeping banners and posters"
In Chennai, fans set off firecrackers, gave out sweets and poured milk over giant posters advertising the movie, a tradition that derives from the ritual bathing of Hindu idols in milk
Kabali stars Rajinikanth as a Malaysia-based mafia boss and he plays both the younger and older versions of the character. Directed by Pa Ranjith, the film also stars Radhika Apte and Hong Kong actor Winston Chao
"I respect Rajinikanthji, as a human and as an actor, and what I said about the poster was a joke. I want to clarify that the poster which I talked about was made by one of his fan clubs," said Irrfan