For many years now, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has never celebrated his birthday in Chennai.
India's highest paid star is known to retreat to the Himalayas and spend his birthday in solitude there.
For his countless fans, though, it is a different story. From blood donation drives to mass marriages, the day sees a host of activities across Tamil Nadu.
On the eve of the reclusive superstar's birthday,speculation in the Tamil media has once again focused on if he will quit films, or if he will finally enter politics after the completion of Sivaji, which is being filmed at breakneck speed.
As Rajnikanth turns 57, join rediff.com in wishing the superstar a happy birthday!