Superstar Salman Khan, who has a huge fan following is often termed as 'Rajinikanth of Bollywood'. What more the actor wishes to reach closer to the Tamil superstar's stardom too. Hundreds of fans gather to catch a glimpse of Rajnikanth when ever there is news of his visit. People are that much in love with him. One can't compare that number with the fan following of any other star but if there is any actor in this country who has the highest fan following after Rajnikanth, it is our 'Bad Boy of Bollywood', Salman Khan.
The Hindi star was compared to the Tamil superstar keeping the fan followers in mind by traders. During his last movie release, when reporters where asking him if he deserves this title of 'Rajinikanth of Bollywood', Salman was heard telling, "I do not consider myself that way (Rajinikanth of Bollywood). As a person, if I come close to him, I would be really happy." The actor claimed that he will take another 20 years to reach near what Rajinikanth has achieved.
When Salman was quizzed about his fan's love for him, he said, "I stand for justice every day. I consider myself as a common man as I do things which a common man does in day-to-day life. Like I ride bicycle, rickshaw, I prefer taking fresh air while traveling in car, etc. Whatever I am today...a superstar is because of my fans. If they would not have loved my first film 'Maine Pyaar Kiya,' then I would not be here."
Salman in many ways is like Rajni Sir, both are people's person and both are heavily involved in charity work. Few years ago there was even news that Salman Khan was planning a biopic on Rajni sir. While Shahrukh Khan successfully convinced Rajinikanth for a cameo in his film Ra.One, Salman Khan had failed to win over the Tamil superstar's heart. The news was that Atul Agnihotri after the success of Bodyguard, wanted to make a film on the true superstar's life. Even Salman had apparently given green signal but the superstar's family was not too keen with the idea. It was said that Rajinikanth was okay with idea while his family was not. But when the rumours started doing the rounds, Salman Khan came forward and denied about any such plans even though he is a big fan of the superstar.
It's not just the traders, we too feel Salman is very similar to Rajnikanth and here are the five top reason as to why Salman Khan is 'Rajnikanth of Bollywood'...
The actor is popular for his stunts and heavy action scenes in films. Rajinikanth too has a huge fan following and his stunts have created a new record in the industry.
Salman The Entertainer:
Just like Rajinikanth, Salman is a true entertainer. Rajinikanth has created his own style in South and Bollywood and Sallu too has been successful in creating his own style. Both the superstars have their signature ways.
Salman Khan, who is popular with all age groups, is truly a people's person. Rajinikanth, who has an immense fan following too is known as a people's person. Just like Rajinikanth, Salman involves his fans while promoting his films, interacts with them and that's what makes him one of the most wanted Khans.
Salman Khan has encouraged many aspiring actors to make it big in Bollywood. Rajinikanth too is known to help aspiring actors in the industry. He has also made a special appearance in Ra.One for Shahrukh Khan. Salman has been a fitness guide to actors like Govinda and Mithun Chakraborty. Newcomers like Arjun Kapoor, Pulkit Samrat, Zareen Khan and Katrina Kaif don't miss a chance to speak about Salman's generosity.
Salman and Charity:
Rajinikanth believes tremendously in charity and is involved in social work. Salman launched Being Human, a non-profit organization which helps underprivileged children around India to get better education. The urge to make people happy around them makes these superstars in the most wanted list by their fans.